Just when things were going well for Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver broke his left index finger Sunday, which means his availability for the final three regular-season games suddenly is a question mark.
“We [are] just going to have to find out,” Bryant said in a text message to an ESPN Dallas reporter. Bryant, who met with a hand specialist Monday, and the Cowboys will know today whether he can continue to play or must have season-ending surgery.
“Well, it’s a medical decision first and foremost,” Coach Jason Garrett said. “The doctors are going to say, ‘Hey, this is what it is, and this is what we feel like you need to do,’ and then we’re going to say, ‘Okay, well, what are the other options?’ like you do with any injury, and you go forward and you make your best decision, not only for now, but for the future.
“Dez is very passionate about playing. Anyone who’s been around him knows that. He actually hurt his finger prior to catching that touchdown pass that was a such a difference-making play in the game. He’s just one of those guys. He loves to play. He’s very emotional about the game, very passionate about the game, so we’re going to do everything we can to give him a chance to play. At the same time, there’s a medical decision as well that we have to factor into this thing, and we’ll do the right thing.”