Dez Bryant inactive for Cowboys

Updated: September 18, 2011, 11:44 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dallas Cowboys starting wide receiver Dez Bryant did not play in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win at San Francisco because of a quad injury. Bryant was injured returning a punt in the Week 1 loss at the New York Jets.

Bryant didn't practice all week and coach Jason Garrett wants his players to at least practice once before allowing them to play in a game.

Also, starting left guard Bill Nagy (neck) did not play and was replaced by veteran Derrick Dockery.

The other inactives for the Cowboys were: Stephen McGee, Orlando Scandrick, Terence Newman, David Arkin and Clifton Geathers.

Also, the 49ers' Michael Crabtree was among the teams' inactive players for Sunday's game.

Crabtree is nursing a troublesome, surgically repaired left foot that he aggravated again in Week 1. The 10th overall pick in 2009 out of Texas Tech was limited in practice this week after he missed his third straight training camp. He played into the third quarter in last Sunday's 33-17 victory over Seattle.

The loss of Bryant means Kevin Ogletree moved into the starting lineup and rookie Dwayne Harris took over the punt return duties.

Since being drafted by the Cowboys in 2010, Bryant has missed a total of five games due to injuries. He missed the last four games of the 2010 season with a fractured ankle. And now he's out for the 49ers game, which creates some depth problems at wide receiver.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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