Dez Bryant appears to be a “longshot” to play on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Cowboys are hoping there is minimal risk for Bryant to play on Sunday, but they are also aware of the possibility it becomes a 3-week injury (Twitter link).
Bryant was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his knee this week. With an injury like that, there is much more for the Cowboys and the star wide receiver to consider than pain management. If there is a chance that Bryant could make the fracture worse, then it would stand to reason that Dallas would rest its top offensive weapon for at least a week.
So far this year, Bryant has 11 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown to his credit. Last season, Bryant saw career-lows across the board as he caught 31 balls for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cowboys travel to San Francisco on Sunday to take on the Niners. After that, they have a home contest against the Bengals followed by a Week 6 road contest against the Packers.
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