GREEN BAY, Wis. – For the third consecutive week, Dez Bryant will be inactive when the Cowboys kick off on Sunday.
The team released its inactives for their Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers, headlined by their All-Pro receiver – who has not played since suffering a hairline fracture to his knee on Sept. 25.
Bryant has shown encouraging progress in the time since the injury, and he spent time during pregame warmups running routes and catching passes from team staffers. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Bryant said the Cowboys would likely err on the side of caution with his injury, as they currently have a 4-1 record and are about to start their bye week.
It seems very likely Bryant will be available when the Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles in two weeks. But in the meantime, it'll be another week of rest for the star wide out.
Bryant was joined on the inactives list by Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, Orlando Scandrick, Darius Jackson, Kyle Wilber and Chaz Green.
Sunday marks the second-consecutive absence for Dunbar and Green. Dunbar developed some soreness in his knee during the leadup to last week's game against Cincinnati and is still recovering, while Green is still dealing with the foot he sprained in the Oct. 2 win against San Francisco. Kyle Wilber injured his neck during the Bengals game and did not participate much in practice this week.
Scandrick's absence marks a full month since the veteran cornerback last played, back in Week 2 against Washington. Scandrick is coping with hamstring problems on both legs, though there is optimism he'll be available after the bye week.
For the sixth-consecutive week, Darius Jackson was a healthy scratch. The Cowboys will lean on Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris as their primary ball carriers, though Keith Smith and Rod Smith can both handle those duties if need be.
The Cowboys boarded the team charter and traveled to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers.