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Dez: The Finger Isn't An Issue

Dez Bryant fractured his index finger in week 14 of last season

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    Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had a career year in 2012, putting up 92 catches, 1,382 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers are all the more impressive when you consider that Bryant played the last three games of the season with a fractured index finger--a pretty important part of the anatomy for a man who makes his living catching footballs--because Dallas was still in the playoff hunt.

    What’s really encouraging for Cowboys fans is that, as of this week, Bryant says the finger is no longer any bother.

    "Finger is great," Bryant told ESPN 600 in El Paso, TX, via ESPN Dallas. "I'm catching passes the same. I'm not missing a beat."

    Bryant is particularly excited about quarterback Tony Romo, with whom he developed quite the rapport last year, being locked up by Dallas.

    "Very excited for him because Tony is that guy," Bryant said. "He's a leader of our team. We need that chemistry, and I feel like I need it. Tony has been great to me. He's ready to work with me and all of us, the receiving corps, who want to be the quarterback's best friend."

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