Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told the media that wide receiver Dez Bryant is not practicing Wednesday while he awaits the results of an MRI on his knee, according to beat writer David Helman. Bryant hurt his knee on the opening drive of the Cowboyss Week 3 blowout win over the Chicago Bears Sunday night. The Pro Bowler continued to play through the injury, but his abilities were noticeably limited. He was able to score a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Bryant requested an MRI after apparently further tweaking his knee at some point in the game. He had X-rays postgame that came back negative. Bryant is considered questionable to play in Sunday’s meeting with the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Impact: Bryant is not having an explosive start to the 2016 season, and some owners may have already elected to downgrade him to a WR2. The veteran wideout seems to be much more concerned than the Cowboys about the severity of his knee injury. Bryant could play Sunday with no problems or be sidelined for time, it is anyone’s guess at this point. Should it be the latter, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams will see more action.