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Jerry Jones: ‘Less than optimistic’ Dez Bryant plays

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is doing more in practice this week, but he likely won’t play against Green Bay.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is doing more in practice this week, but he likely won’t play against Green Bay. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Dez Bryant is expected to be limited in practice again Friday, coach Jason Garrett said.

Bryant continues to work his way back from a hairline fracture in his right knee, which has kept him out the past two games. It’s expected to keep him out this Sunday at Green Bay as well.

Owner Jerry Jones acknowledged that the team is “less than optimistic” about Bryant being able to play.

“We wouldn’t want to say if it were less than optimistic, so we need [the Packers] to get ready for him one way or the other,” Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Friday.

“He makes a big difference when he’s on the field, so I’d like to see him go. I do know he’s getting a lot of work in.”

In the first three games, Bryant had 11 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick, meanwhile, will not play at Green Bay as he continues to recover from both of his hamstrings being injured.

Jones said he expects Scandrick to be ready to go after the bye week.

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