Cowboys' Bryant skips practice after injuring knee vs Bears

BY foxsports • September 28, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas receiver Dez Bryant didn't practice Wednesday after injuring his right knee in last week's win over Chicago.

Bryant injured the knee on his first catch early in the game but came back in the first quarter. He caught his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 win.

Coach Jason Garrett said the team didn't have results of an MRI, and Bryant tweeted, ''We'll find out today,'' to a fan who asked about his status.

Bryant missed seven games last year after breaking his foot in the opener. He also dealt with knee and ankle injuries last season.

The 2014 All-Pro went down awkwardly on his right leg when he was tackled by Bears linebacker Christian Jones on the second play of the game.

''He's taking it day by day and I think he feels better than he felt after the game, but again he doesn't feel good enough to practice today,'' Garrett said. ''That's certainly an indication of where he is.''

Pro Bowl left Tyron Smith missed practice also after being inactive against the Bears when a back injury flared up late last week.

The Cowboys, who visit San Francisco on Sunday, have placed rookie defensive end Charles Tapper (back) on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary. Dallas also released defensive end Chris McCain from the practice squad and signed offensive lineman Clay DeBord.

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