Jason Garrett still not sure Dez Bryant will play vs. Packers

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett isn’t convinced receiver Dez Bryant will be able to play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Bryant won’t be a full participant at Friday’s practice, and Garrett still isn’t sure his Pro Bowl receiver will be healthy enough to play in Week 6.

Bryant suffered a hairline fracture in his right knee during the Cowboys’ Week 3 win over the Chicago Bears. He’s missed each of the last two weeks with the injury.

Despite returning practice, skepticism remains about Bryant’s ability to return against the Packers.

The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, so holding out Bryant on Sunday would give him an additional two weeks of recovery time before stepping back unto the field.

Garrett said the bye likely won’t play into the decision.

“You try not to let the bye week factor in,” Garrett said. “There’s 16 games, and it’s all hands on deck for everyone of those games.”

Bryant has 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown in 2016.

Zach Kruse

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