Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant made an appearance Saturday at Valley Ranch during the second day of the club's rookie minicamp.

Bryant still isn't 100 percent recovered from his right foot and ankle surgery the first week of January after he was limited to only nine games in 2015. But that didn't stop Bryant from catching some passes on the side with a kid during the practice.

Bryant isn't expected to be fully released for offseason practices until early June, but the club feels good about his progress.

"We feel great [about Bryant]," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday from the club's annual golf sponsors tournament. "I think he's really focused on being around and doing the work and that's important. His injury requires the rehab and the TLC that our guys give him, [athletic trainers] Britt [Brown] and Jim [Mauer]. He's done an outstanding job and been committed to being around and I think that's only getting better. That's what we need of him, is to get well and do his rehab and then get in great shape.

"I think one of the tough things about last year for Dez, he plays with such energy, that with the contract dispute, if you will, he wasn't around, which is business, and consequently he probably wasn't in his best shape going into the season and then you start to add the injuries when players aren't in shape and they continued on through training camp and then on into the season and we ended up not having him much last year, so if he can get his rehab done and get himself in top condition, then I think we'll see the same Dez that we saw two years ago."