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Cowboys practice report: Dez Bryant sits out with knee injury

Dez Bryant did not practice Wednesday.
Dez Bryant did not practice Wednesday. Star-Telegram

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was among a group of players who didn’t practice Wednesday.

Bryant injured his knee while leaping up for a touchdown grab in the fourth quarter last Sunday against the Eagles, but that did not sideline him during the game. And, coach Jason Garrett said on Monday, the expectation is that Bryant will be ready to play this Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Quarterback Tony Romo (broken left collarbone) also didn’t practice, but is expected to do some stuff Thursday and Friday. Romo is eligible to return for the Nov. 22 game at Miami.

Running backs Christine Michael and Rod Smith were also missing from the early portion of practice, as each are reportedly sick. Defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ankle) and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) also did not practice.

Wide receiver Brice Butler (hamstring) worked on the side, as well as safety Barry Church (ankle).