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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant inactive for third straight week

Dez Bryant is inactive for the third straight week.
Dez Bryant is inactive for the third straight week. rmallison@star-telegram.com

Dez Bryant won’t play for the third consecutive week.

Bryant is among the inactive players for the Dallas Cowboys for today’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

The Cowboys star receiver is dealing with a hairline fracture in his right knee, and was not expected to play. The organization hopes Bryant is ready after the bye week and for the Oct. 30 game against Philadelphia.

Bryant has played three games so far this season, catching 11 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is inactive as he deals with hamstring issues. The rest include quarterback Tony Romo (back), linebacker Kyle Wilber (neck), swing tackle Chaz Green (foot) and running backs Lance Dunbar (knee) and Darius Jackson.

On the bright side, left tackle Tyron Smith is active for the second straight week after missing two games with back spasms brought on by a bulging disc. Smith didn’t practice on Thursday, but was confident he’d be able to play.