The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 2-1 start without injured starting quarterback Tony Romo, but another injury to an important player could change the fortunes of “America’s Team.”
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told reporters Wednesday that elite wide receiver Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his right knee.
NFL Media’s Ian Rappoport provided additional details.
Bryant has 11 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown through three games. His best performance came in Week 2 when he tallied seven catches for 102 yards. He scored his first touchdown of the season in a Week 3 win over the Chicago Bears.
The former first-round draft pick had been pretty durable in his pro career until he missed six games last season because of injuries.
The Cowboys probably could beat the San Francisco 49ers without Bryant in Week 4, but their schedule gets much tougher after that, with three consecutive games against playoff-caliber opponents in the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.
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