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Dez Bryant, who fractured his left index finger Sunday against against the Bengals, has decided to play Sunday against the Steelers unless he's told he can't, a source close to the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver told ESPN Tuesday morning.
"Unless the doctors say he medically can't do it, Dez is going to play," the source said.
There is significant swelling in Bryant's finger and he must understand that if he plays, the finger might be compromised for the remainder of his career in terms of flexibility -- a significant issue for a wide receiver, a league source told ESPN. Pain tolerance isn't the issue for Bryant.
Earlier Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Bryant will have the "ultimate decision" about whether he will play again this season.
"I know he wants to play," Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. "Dez will be the ultimate decision-maker on surgery or playing with some kind of padding.
"Make no mistake about it. Dez is champing at the bit and wants to take the route of playing." Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails
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The Dallas Cowboys are concerned that Dez Bryant, their best wide receiver, could miss the rest of the season with a finger injury, multiple media outlets reported Monday. Cowboys head coach Hason Garrett told Nick Eatman of the team's official website that Bryant's status is "50-50." Garrett told reporters later Monday that Bryant was visiting doctors Monday...
The Dallas Cowboys reportedly fear that Dez Bryant’s finger injury could keep him out for the rest of the season.
Nick Eatman of the TrueBlue Fan Club says Bryant is going to see a hand specialist, and that the finger injury could keep him out for the season. The team is awaiting results of the meeting.
Head coach Jason Garrett also reportedly told Eatman that the chances Bryant...
Richie Whitt of CBS Dallas reports that wide receiver Dez Bryant may miss the rest of the season due to torn ligaments in his finger.
Bryant initially believed he merely suffered a sprain, and even scored a 27-yard TD while playing through the injury. This kills the Cowboys playoff hopes now, and unfortunately also is a major blow to fantasy owners while contending...
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is currently visiting with a hand specialist after suffering what is believed to be a torn ligament in his hand during yesterday’s win over the Bengals.
There’s a chance Bryant’s season could be over and there’s a chance he can play with it.
Just talked to Jason Garrett… he said its 50-50.. Said Bryant is going to see hand specialist...
IRVING, Texas During his Wednesday morning press conference, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant was scheduled to see another doctor later in the day to evaluate his left index finger.
Garrett also said he didn't anticipate Bryant practicing Wednesday because there is still swelling in his finger.
"We're just going to see where he is," Garrett...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is seeing another doctor to help determine if he can play the rest of this season with a broken finger on his left hand.
Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the team and the player are getting more medical information to figure out the best way to handle the situation. He says Bryant's health now and going forward...
The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Dallas on Sunday to play the Dallas Cowboys, who now appear like they might be without their star wide receiver Dez Bryant.
David Moore of the Dallas Morning News is reporting Monday afternoon that Bryant injured his left index finger Sunday in the Cowboys win over the Cincinnati Bengals and that injury might require him being shut down for the...
Nick Eatman reports that he recently spoke with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett who mentioned that Dez Bryant will meet with a hand specialist. Eatman adds that he believes Bryant will not be placed on IR.
Richie Whitt of CBS Dallas reports that Cowboys WR Dez Bryant suffered torn ligaments in his finger during Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals and will...
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant met with doctors on Wednesday. Bryant is looking for medical options leading up to Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bryant is expected to play in the game as he has said “they’d have to break my leg to keep me out.”
Missing practice was expected from Bryant, Dwayne Harris will take his snaps for Wednesday. Speaking at a press...
in light of recent and tragic events, Cowboys consultant Calvin Hill said the team is considering mandating that players have the device SafeKey used in their vehicles.
IRVING, Texas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the play-or-not-play determination on Dez Bryant's fractured finger will be "a medical decision.'' Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that Dez himself will have the "ultimate decision" about undergoing the season-ending surgery that on Monday afternoon club sources said they considered...
Tough loss for the Bengals. They had the Cowboys beat. This game was not lost because of bad officiating (although there was some) or being outplayed. It was lost because the Bengals failed to play a good game. They dropped passes, failed to execute and the defense got beat when they needed stops the most.
Peter King did approach the subject of the hit Reggie Nelson laid on Dez Bryant...