Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant doubtful for Sunday’s game after missing practice all week

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (foot) is doubtful to play in Sunday’s game at Buffalo.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (foot) is doubtful to play in Sunday’s game at Buffalo. AP

Dez Bryant is unlikely to play Sunday after missing practice all week with a foot injury. The Cowboys list him as doubtful, giving him only a 25 percent chance to see the field against the Bills.

Bryant fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the season opener and underwent surgery, keeping him out of the next five games.

Bryant returned for the Seahawks game on Nov. 1 and has played the past eight games, though he also has appeared on the injury report with ankle and knee injuries.

Until this week, the Cowboys had listed Bryant as a full participant in practice since Dec. 4.

The Cowboys have insisted they aren’t going to “shut down” Bryant. However, since they are out of the postseason race, there seems no reason to risk Bryant to further injury next week in the season finale against the Redskins.

Bryant, who earned All-Pro honors for the first time last season, has 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Receiver Cole Beasley (knee/illness), cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and linebacker Kyle Wilber (shoulder) are questionable for Sunday’s game. Wilber was limited in Friday’s practice, and Claiborne and Beasley missed for the second time this week after each were limited Thursday.

Safety Jeff Heath (shoulder), punter Chris Jones (left knee), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (chest), linebacker Rolando McClain (concussion) and tight end Jason Witten (chest) all are probable. Jones and McClain were full participants in practice Friday, while Witten, Heath and Lawrence were limited.