Bryant injured the knee in a Week 3 win against the Chicago Bears.
The #Cowboys are hoping there is minimal risk for Dez to play Sunday. They are also aware of the possibility it becomes a 3-week injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2016
"No great surprise, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is not expected to play Sunday vs 49ers, per source," ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday.
No great surprise, but Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is not expected to play Sunday vs 49ers, per source. https://t.co/KvwIcffiy6— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2016
Bryant, 27, has 11 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown through three weeks. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport said the injury could keep Bryant out for up to three weeks. Rapoport also called Bryant a "long-shot" to play in Week 4.
Jason Garrett on Dez Bryant: "We do not anticipate him doing anything today. He's moving around better and better."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 29, 2016
The Cowboys recently fined Bryant for missing meetings and a scheduled MRI.
The more information I gather on #Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's knee (hairline fracture), the more it seems to be a long-shot he plays Sunday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2016
Although it is hard to replace a WR1, the Cowboys' Cole Beasley is worth a pick up in Bryant's absence. Beasley is a WR3 this week against the 49ers. For more information on available wide receivers, check out my Week 4 add/drops.