Martellus Bennett plans to practice today

OXNARD, Calif. -– Martellus Bennett is ready to practice for the first time since the Cowboys broke camp in San Antonio.

Bennett, who is recovering from a sprained ankle suffered in an unsupervised workout before training camp, is expected participate in Sunday afternoon's practice. He will be limited in certain drills as he works back in after missing more than a week.

Coach Wade Phillips said Saturday that he didn't expect Bennett to play in next weekend's preseason game against the Chargers. Phillips said he thought Bennett had a setback in his recovery, but the tight end said that isn't the case.

The Cowboys are being cautious with Bennett because they want to make sure his ankle doesn't bother him all season. He missed the first week of training camp and fought through pain the rest of the practices at the Alamodome.

Bennett's return will certainly be welcomed by Jason Witten, whose workload has increased significantly with newcomer DajLeon Farr the only other healthy tight end on the roster.