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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 Steelers. Bryant has said all week that he desires to play through the injury.
The Cowboys plan to test Bryant's finger by having him catch passes, however, that has not occurred yet and Garrett said he doesn't anticipate it occurring on Thursday. Although Bryant still has swelling in his finger he participated in the walk-through portion of Wednesday's practice.
"We don't have a definitive plan for Dez right now," Garrett said Thursday. "He did see the doctor yesterday. Nothing has really changed. We're going to see how he feels today and see if there's a chance that he can play. He went through the walk-through yesterday. He didn't do anything in practice yesterday. Seemed like he was feeling fine. But we have to make a decision there as to what we want to do. Dez is certainly a part of that decision. The medical analysis is part of that decision as well."
The Cowboys training staff is looking into splints and taping methods that would allow Bryant to play.
"He certainly has a willingness to play," Garrett said. "He certainly has a toughness to play. We just have to see if he can function the way he needs to."
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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...
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was examined by an orthopedic hand surgeon Monday afternoon and X-rays revealed a fractured left index finger.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that it had yet to be determined if Bryant would have season-ending surgery on the finger he injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati...
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...
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has finally developed into an elite wide receiver which makes his injury hurt that much more.
The time is finally here it is week 15 and the 2012 Fantasy Football season is drawing to a close. I have always felt fantasy football gets real in week 15, it’s semi-final week and I for one can almost taste the trophies and the prize money.
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 →
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has told the media that, “They’d have to break my leg to keep me out.” So it sounds like he’s going to play even though he has a fractured finger.
Even though Bryant can permanently damage his finger if he continues to play, I don’t think he cares and will do whatever he can to help the Cowboys get into the playoffs.
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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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryan has decided to play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Albert Breer of NFL Network and NFL.com reports. This according to a team source.
Bryant's decision came after gaining a second opinion Wednesday on the broken finger he suffered in a Week 14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The source told Breer the Cowboys...
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="559"] Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has finally developed into an elite wide receiver which makes his injury hurt that much more.[/caption]
The time is finally here it is week 15 and the 2012 Fantasy Football season is drawing to a close. I have always felt fantasy football gets real in week 15, it&...
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...
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing sports hernia surgery.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Ratliff had the surgery Thursday in Philadelphia and would be out three to six weeks, meaning he would only have a chance to play if Dallas makes the playoffs.
Garrett said Friday that the club planned to keep Ratliff on the...
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...
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...