• Sources: Cowboys' Bryant could need surgery

    Summary of 40 articles · Updated Dec 15, 2012
    • Dez Bryant: If we weren’t fighting for a playoff spot, I’d have surgery

      Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has decided to delay surgery on a broken index finger, risking permanent damage, because he says a chance to make the playoffs now is more important than considering what shape his finger might be in for the rest of his life.…
    • Dez says he's playing to make playoffs

      Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who fractured his left index finger in Sunday's victory against Cincinnati, said Friday that the reason he's going to play instead of having surgery on the finger is because the Cowboys still have a chance to rea…
    • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant listed as questionable, says team’s fight for playoff position made him delay surgery on fractured finge

      IRVING - The impact Dez Bryant has had on the Cowboys’ offense can’t be denied. Neither can his competitive spirit, especially after he acknowledged Friday he would have elected to have season-ending surgery on his fractured left index finger if Dal
    • Delaying surgery could permanently damage Bryant’s finger

      Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Friday that wide receiver Dez Bryant may suffer a permanent lack of flexibility in his left index finger if he doesn’t have surgery, but he thinks Bryant can also be successful on the field if that happens. Duri
    • Cowboys' playoff hopes delay Dez's surgery

      If the Dallas Cowboys didn't have legitimate playoff hopes, receiver Dez Bryant said he would have undergone season-ending surgery on his broken left index finger.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Stephen Jones: Cowboys wouldn’t do anything to compromise Dez Bryant’s long-term career

      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 Pi…
    • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant seen on practice field for second straight day

      IRVING - Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and nose tackle Jay Ratliff were the only players on the active roster not seen at practice Friday. Ratliff underwent surgery Thursday for a sports hernia while Ware is dealing with a hyper-extended elbow. Ware
    • Dez Bryant says he’s playing, waiting to decide on surgery

      Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant did his best to eliminate the questions about his status, telling a group of reporters “Only thing y’all need to know is I’m playing.” OK then, mystery solved. Bryant’s fractured left index finger has been the su
    • Cowboys WR Dez Bryant: ‘I’m playing’ Sunday vs. Steelers

      IRVING — As he entered the Valley Ranch locker room following practice on Thursday, Dez Bryant told a group of reporters that he’s playing Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Only thing y’all need to know is I’m playing,” Bryant said. The
    • Jason Garrett: We’re going to give Dez every chance to play

      Earlier on Thursday, there were reports that Dez Bryant planned to delay surgery and keep playing for the Cowboys in the final three games of the season. Coach Jason Garrett confirmed them when he met with the media in Dallas later in the day. There’s b
    • Cowboys preparing for possibility that Dez Bryant can play Sunday vs. Steelers

      IRVING — 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
    • Doctor says Dez needs surgery, Dez plans to try to play

      I once sought a second opinion from a doctor.  He said, “You’re ugly, too.” Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant sought a second opinion - from a second doctor - regarding his broken finger.  And the second opinion meshes with the first:  Dez needs su
    • Dez Bryant’s status still up in the air as Cowboy has appointment with second hand specialist

      IRVING - All Dez Bryant would say as he marched around the Valley Ranch locker room Wednesday, trailed by cameras and notepads, was that he would have nothing to report on his playing status until a second doctor examined his finger later in the day. He
    • Dez Bryant still talking to doctors

      This is the third in a three-part series, which has run this afternoon and evening, on critical injury situations in the NFC East as Sunday's games get closer. Part III deals with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has a broken left index fing…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bryant (finger) visiting doctor, misses practice

      Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is getting his fractured left index finger examined by a doctor and will miss Wednesday's practice.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jason Garrett: Dez Bryant seeing another doctor, won’t practice Wednesday

      IRVING - During his Wednesday morning press conference 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 Wednesd
    • Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out

      Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the ultimate decision about whether or not wide receiver Dez Bryant continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals. If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told Mike
    • Cowboys' Jones: Bryant has 'ultimate decision'

      After suffering a fractured left index finger, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will have the "ultimate decision" about whether he will play again this season, owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning.
    • Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant will be ultimate decision maker on finger injury

      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…
    • Cowboys' Bryant confirms he has broken finger

      Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant confirms he broke his finger.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Will WR Dez Bryant need surgery immediately? Cowboys aren’t sure yet

      There remains concern that Dez Bryant will miss the remainder of the season. But that decision has yet to be made. Bryant was examined by Dr. Bo Frederick, an orthopedic hand surgeon, Monday afternoon. X-rays revealed a fractured left index finger. Late…
    • Bryant injury could be crushing for Cowboys

      So there is news on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, and it is not good. There is a chance Bryant could require surgery on his finger that would end his season. According to ESPNDallas.com, Bryant was meeting with a hand specialist Monday to det…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Cowboys fear hand injury could end Dez Bryant’s season

      A hand injury could end the season early for Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports that Bryant could be out for the rest of the season, if tests reveal a torn ligament in his finger will require surgery. Cowboys coach Jas…
  • No fine for Reggie Nelson’s hit on Dez Bryant

    In the aftermath of the Bengals’ 20-19 loss to the Cowboys, Bengals safety Reggie Nelson was furious about being penalized for a hit that dislodged the ball from Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s hands. Nelson complained that he delivered a textbook
  • AP NFL rankings panel: Chris Berman impressed with most recent Cowboys victory

    Chris Berman (ESPN, 15) - Win after teammate’s death more impressive than opening night romp at Giants. Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 15) - Can’t say the Cowboys have stopped competing for Jason Garrett. Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 15) Rich Gan

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