There is a chance Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant won't play Sunday, according to owner Jerry Jones. A day after telling local media at Valley Ranch that Bryant would play against the 49ers, Jones backed down on his weekly radio show.
"We're going to have to monitor that and are monitoring it," Jones said Friday morning on 105.3 The Fan. "He didn't practice the last couple of days, but we'll see how he does today and of course we've got at least 48 hours before kickoff time. Hopefully he'll feel better as we get closer to Sunday."
Jones followed with "it's not" when asked a followup question about Dez being a "done deal" to play.
Bryant bruised his thigh in the first half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He did not have a catch in the second half. Bryant missed practices Wednesday and Thursday. The Cowboys practice at 10:45 a.m. today.
"It's day to day," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday morning before practice. "He hasn't practiced the last couple of days. We're hopeful he'll continue to improve on his rehab, and hopefully be ready to go on Sunday afternoon."
The Cowboys will update their injury report Friday afternoon with the projected playing status of Bryant.
Bryant has had a long string of injuries since arriving in Dallas as a first-round pick in 2010. His most serious injuries were a high-ankle sprain that kept him out of the 2010 preseason and a broken fibula that prematurely ended his season in 2010.
-- Charean Williams