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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has hairline knee fracture

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dez Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the receiver might not miss a game.
Bryant didn't practice Wednesday, the same day the team got back results of an MRI and three days after getting hurt in a win over Chicago.
Garrett said he has been told that some players never miss time with that kind of injury.
Bryant injured the knee on his first catch on the opening series against the Bears when he fell awkwardly on his right leg while being tackled by Bears linebacker Christian Jones on the second play of the game. The 2014 All-Pro returned to the game in the first quarter and caught his first touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 win.
Pro Bowl left Tyron Smith missed practice also after being inactive against the Bears when a back injury flared up late last week.
The Cowboys, who visit San Francisco on Sunday, have placed rookie defensive end Charles Tapper (back) on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary. Dallas also released defensive end Chris McCain from the practice squad and signed offensive lineman Clay DeBord.
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