Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/14/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after his first quarter touchdown reception against the New York Giants was confirmed by video replay on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 d...
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