After yesterday’s big win over the Steelers, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant told the media that his fractured finger feels fine.
“The finger feels fine,” said Bryant, per ESPNDallas.com “I’m strapping up and playing New Orleans. I’m going to get that out there right now. I’m playing New Orleans. We’re just going to be careful with it throughout the week and get ready for the game.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says that Bryant will probably need to get a bone graph done to help his finger heal.
“Dez is going to have to have, more than likely, bone taken off of his hip and put into that index finger joint,” Jones said Sunday evening. “This is a fracture, but it’s not a ligament, so make no mistake about it, he has an injury and he has a serious injury relative to his hand. He’s certainly playing with some risk, but he was inspirational out there.”
Bryant had a funny reaction to Jones’ comments.
“Well, if he wasn’t kidding, I’m also not playing neither,” Bryant said. “Nobody (is) touching my hip. I’m telling you right now, you can get a piece of bone from somebody else. You’re not touching my hip.”
The good news is that Bryant played very well despite having a fractured finger and helped his time climb into a first place tie with the Giants and Redskins.