Falcons’ Deion Jones made it through first practice back without issue

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Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has not played since suffering injury in first week of season. (Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Falcons Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones inched closer to playing against the Cowboys on Sunday.

“He did well,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He was limited in terms of reps. We’ll add some more to that today. The good news was that there was no setbacks from a pain standpoint. It went well.”

Jones suffered a broken foot in the season-opening loss to the Eagles on Sept. 6 and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.

“I can’t wait to be out there with my boys,” Jones said on Wednesday. “I can’t wait.”

Jones has recorded 253 tackles, 23 pass defenses, seven interceptions and two touchdowns since being selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2017 as an alternate.

Jones is hoping the unit can rebound from giving up 211 yards rushing in a 28-16 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Kicker Matt Bryant is set to test his right hamstring on Thursday.

“He’ll take his normal allotment,” Quinn said. “Today is the day that he normally kicks. ... We’re going to give him a shot at it.”

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