Following up on a previous item. ... Dallas might not have receiver Dez Bryant Sunday against the Panthers because of a groin strain.
Bryant did not participate in Friday's workout, but he was on the field during the portion of practice that was open to the media. He was on the injury report in Week 1 with a knee injury but played against the New York Giants and Friday was listed as questionable.
According to ESPN.com's Todd Archer, sources tell him that Bryant has been dealing with general soreness for a little while and his absence Friday was not the result of something that happened in practice Thursday of Friday.
If Bryant cannot play, then the Cowboys would start Kevin Ogletree opposite Miles Austin.
Bryant's absence or limitation would also affect the punt return game. The Cowboys would hand those duties off to either Lance Dunbar or Dwayne Harris.
Ogletree has started two games in his career. He's caught nine passes for 107 yards in the last four games after catching eight for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opening win at the Giants on Sept. 5.
Austin, who has 20 catches for 331 yards and three touchdowns so far this season, has been hampered by a nagging hamstring injury.
"I think he's getting healthier and healthier as the season has gone on and he just has to keep battling and be productive regardless of how you feel," head coach Jason Garrett said. "Nobody feels great at any time during the season once you get going."