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Two hand specialists have said that Dez Bryant needs surgery to repair his broken left index finger, but it appears the Cowboys wide receiver will postpone a procedure until after the season.
Bryant said Thursday that he is playing Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has practiced and caught passes with a modified receivers glove.
There is risk involved with playing through the injury, however. Bryant could face permanent damage, which could include flexibility issues.
On Friday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones assured that the franchise would not do something that could negatively affect the 24-year-old's future.
"We sure wouldn't do anything if we really felt like it was going to compromise his long term career," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM. "Dez has got a bright career in front of him. He's obviously growing from a maturity point right before everybody's eyes. He's understanding the game better and playing well on the field.
"At the end of the day, we wouldn't do anything to compromise his health for the future. He does have a broken finger and has already done some (damage) when he broke it. It'll be a challenge probably in terms of the flexibility of the finger probably for the rest of his life. But I think he'll still be able to use it in a way that he can be successful on the field and, of course, use it everyday as well."
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After seeing two doctors and both advising Dez Bryant have surgery, Dez will look to delay the surgery to his index finger. If Dez can look catch and play in practice the Cowboys will clear him to play against the Steelers. To me, I think this is going to be more as a decoy, I’m not sure he’ll be as effective obviously. That being said, I look for Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley...
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 FM The Fan that wide receiver Dez Bryant’s fractured finger will likely never be the same again.
“It’ll be a challenge with the flexibility of the finger, probably, for the rest of his life,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I think he’ll still be able to use it and use it in a way that he’ll be successful on...
Despite having a fractured left index finger that will require surgery in the offseason, Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant remains determined to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “It has not been decided … Continue reading →
After reports originally surfaced that Dez Bryant may miss the rest of the season for the Dallas Cowboys, the wide receiver now intends to play on Sunday as his team fights to remain in the playoff hunt against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With a broken index finger, Bryant said that he intends to play through the pain. The Cowboys will place a splint on the finger and see how Bryant...
Dez Bryant’s injury status has been the hottest topic coming out of Dallas this week.
Bryant broke his left index finger during Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Reports surfaced just after the injury occurred that Bryant could be shut down for the year.
After that tidal wave of ifs and maybes subsided, definitive answers are coming forth.
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IRVING, Texas Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Thursday morning that Dez Bryant's Wednesday visit with a second hand specialist revealed "pretty similar" information to the first examination. Bryant has a fractured left index finger that requires surgery.
But that doesn't eliminate the Cowboys wide receiver from playing on Sunday against the Pittsburgh...
The mystery as to whether or not Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to be no more as Ed Werder of ESPN Dallas is reporting on Thursday that Bryant has informed the team that he intends to delay the operation on his fractured left index finger suffered in the Cowboys win last week over the Cincinnati Bengals after meeting...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will try to play this Sunday against the Steelers after visiting a hand specialist for his fractured left index finger. The Cowboys’ medical staff will attempt to devise a means of protecting the finger that also enables Bryant to function as a wide receiver. Bryant will be limited in practice on Thursday...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder the Dallas Cowboys have figured out a way to protect wide receiver Dez Bryant’s fractured finger.
Cowboys have solution to protect Dez Bryant’s broken finger that allows him to catch passes but will be painful game for him #cowboys
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 14, 2012
It will certainly be interesting to see how well Bryant plays with...
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray were able to return to practice at a limited capacity yesterday after sitting out Wednesday’s session, while linebacker DeMarcus Ware wasn’t able to suit up for the second day in a row.
Bryant continues to recover from a finger injury. It was initially reported that the injury could sideline the wide receiver...
Dez Bryant met with a hand specialist who confirmed a fractured left index finger requiring surgery, but the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver informed the team he will attempt to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, According to ESPN.
"One of the things that we know about Dez is that he's a tough guy and he loves playing football," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett...