OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant tops a list Dallas starters unlikely to return to practice until after the preseason opener at San Diego.

So say hello to receiver Lucky Whitehead, cornerback Byron Jones and running backs Lache Seastrunk and Gus Johnson, among others.

Coach Jason Garrett steadfastly declines to say whether any of the injured will sit for the visit to the Chargers on Thursday night, including cornerback Brandon Carr with a broken right hand. But logic says two more days of practice, plus two travel days and the game, give the veterans plenty of time to heal and perhaps return to practice next weekend.

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Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones says the same thing is ''going on to varying degrees across the league.''

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