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Dez Might Not Play After All

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    Jerry Jones said Thursday that Terence Newman would miss Sunday’s week two match-up with the 49ers, but that he expected second-year receiver Dez Bryant would play. Apparently, this announcement was a little premature, at least where Bryant is concerned.

    Jones said in an appearance on 105.3 FM Friday that the team would continue to watch Bryant’s progress as he rehabs a thigh contusion, but Bryant missed practice on Friday.

    "We're going to have to monitor that and are monitoring it," Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. "He didn't practice the last couple of days, but we'll see how he does today and of course we've got at least 48 hours before kickoff time. Hopefully he'll feel better as we get closer to Sunday."

    Like Jones, head coach Jason Garrett isn’t ready to rule Bryant out just yet.

    “We're hopeful he'll continue to improve on his rehab, and hopefully be ready to go on Sunday afternoon," Garrett said.

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