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Cowboys Announce Dez Bryant Has Hairline Fracture in His Knee

The Dallas Cowboys could be without one of their top skill players on Sunday in their Week 4 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told Bay Area reporters via conference call that an MRI revealed Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee. Bryant did not practice on Wednesday, and Garrett said the team is taking the situation day-by-day.

"We don't think it's something that's going to keep him out for an extended period of time," Garrett said. "But again it's going to be a day-by-day, week-by-week situation."

Bryant briefly left last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears but later returned and finished the game with three receptions for 40 yards and his first touchdown catch of the season. The week prior, Bryant posted seven receptions for 102 yards.

If the 6-foot-2, 225-pound playmaker is unable to go against the 49ers, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott will lean on fourth-year wideout Terrance Williams, slot receiver Cole Beasley and future Hall of Fame tight end Jason Witten. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Bryant was on crutches today at Cowboys HQ.

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