Eric Ebron (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.
Ebron has been playing through the bum ankle and matched a career-high with five catches Sunday against the Packers. He'll be a low-end TE1 at Chicago.
Coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be able to play Week 4 at the 49ers.
Garrett called it a "day by day, week by week" thing, so who knows what that means. If we were to simply make an educated guess, we'd say Bryant doesn't play Sunday. Hairline fractures in the fibula, which is at the base of the leg rather than the knee, often require multiple weeks of recovery. Bryant didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Kenneth Dixon (knee) is targeting a Week 5 return.
RapSheet riled up the masses with a tweet earlier Wednesday morning that Dixon was returning to practice Wednesday, but he didn't do much of anything besides working out by himself on a side field. Dixon is still recovering from a sprained MCL. Coach John Harbaugh expressed frustration with the running game Wednesday, so Dixon could be given a decent workload as soon as he hits the field. He's worth picking up as a bench-stash flier if you have roster room.
Alshon Jeffery (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
He'll be fine for Sunday's Week 4 tilt with the Bears. The targets simply haven't been there for jeffery this season with the Bears spreading the ball around more now that Zach Miller, Kevin White, and Eddie Royal are healthy.
Jay Cutler (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Coach John Fox has continued to label Cutler as day to day. We're unlikely to get a legitimate update on Cutler before the end of the week. The tentative expectation is that Brian Hoyer will get another start against the Lions.
Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.
He's not expected to play this week after going down early in Week 2. Jordan Howard will get the start, with Joique Bell and Raheem Mostert as backups.
Julio Jones (calf) is practicing Wednesday.
The Falcons went light on Wednesday coming off Monday night's win, but it's encouraging to see Jones out there the first day of the practice week. He'll look to rebound from his one-catch effort against the Panthers.
Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.
If he can't go, Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips will again fill in.