There haven’t been any signs from Dallas this week that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is any closer to playing this week than he was last week, but the Cowboys aren’t ruling him out.
Bryant is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report for this Sunday’s game against the Bengals. The fact that he wasn’t able to practice at all this week while continuing his recovery from a hairline fracture in his knee would seem to be a pretty good sign that the ultimate decision will be that Bryant sits out, but Sunday afternoon will bring final confirmation of his status.
Bryant will have plenty of company on that waiting list as eight other Cowboys were listed as questionable. Left tackle Tyron Smith is on that list after missing the last two games with a back injury, although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, via the Dallas Morning News, called Smith’s chances of playing “real good” on 105.3 The Fan.
Kicker Dan Bailey is also questionable with the back injury that led the team to work out other kickers this week. Bailey returned to practice on Friday, however, and the team will have until Saturday afternoon to make a roster move that would give them another kicking option.