07:31 AM ET 08.03 | Despite a "bulky protective boot" on his right foot, Dez Bryant is still playing catch. Owner Jerry Jones hopes Bryant can be catching without the boot soon. Jones is hoping because of Bryant's youth that the wideout will miss closer to the four weeks than six. Bryant will be in a protective boot for the next two weeks to reduce swelling and stress on the area. By definition, a high ankle sprain is a tearing of the ligaments above the ankle that keep the tibia and fibula together. He will not need surgery; just rest. "It's a very typical high ankle [sprain], but very stable," Jones said. "So it should, without any surgery, mend completely and be ready to go. He's a young guy and you'd bet that he'd be on the downside of [the recovery timetable]."