Butler (foot) was downgraded to out and won't be traveling with the team for Sunday's game in Oakland, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Butler sat out Week 14 with the foot issue and will miss his second consecutive game after not practicing this week. The 27-year-old has played a minimal role in the Cowboys' passing game the second half of the season, and Noah Brown or Ryan Switzer should serve as the team's No.4 wide receiver Sunday.
Inactive last week due to the foot issue, Butler looks to be trending in that direction again failing to practice in any capacity this week. The wideout has caught just five passes for 60 yards over his last seven appearances, so his potential absence Sunday likely wouldn't have much of an impact on Dallas' passing game.
Butler (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 14 tilt against the Giants, David Helman of the team's official site reports.
It's unclear whether Butler's inactive status is partly due to a coach's decision, as he was able to turn in limited practices Thursday and Friday. His lackluster numbers in recent weeks could certainly have played a part as well, and his absence Sunday should therefore not have any tangible effect on the Cowboys' offensive gameplan.
Butler (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, could be a healthy inactive for the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Despite carrying a designation into the Week 14 matchup, Butler's foot issue doesn't look to be much of a concern after he was able to practice in limited fashion Thursday and Friday. Instead, the wideout's lagging production over the past seven games -- he's caught five of 10 targets for 60 yards during that span -- seems more likely to prevent him from suiting up Sunday. Even if Butler is active for the game, he'll rank no better than fourth or fifth on the depth chart at receiver, thereby limiting his on-field opportunities.
Butler (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Butler turned in limited practices Thursday and Friday, which weren't enough for him to avoid an injury designation in Week 14. The 27-year-old wide receiver hasn't been able to get much traction in the Dallas passing game of late, netting just five catches for 60 yards over the team's last seven contests.
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