Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant didn’t seem to be slowed very much by a fractured index finger in last week’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints. Bryant posted a career-high 224 yards receiving against the Saints, and caught a pair of 58-yard touchdown passes--he’s now caught a touchdown pass in seven consecutive games.
Head coach Jason Garrett said afterward that the third-year receiver has done “an amazing job” playing through the injury, which very well could have ended Bryant’s season.
“It doesn’t seem to faze him in any way, shape or form,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s playing with a great deal of confidence. He’s done an amazing job with that finger.”
As evidenced by his numbers on the year--1,311 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns--Bryant has seemingly developed a strong rapport with Tony Romo, after struggling with consistency through his first two seasons.
“He and Tony have a really, really good relationship,” Garrett said. “They’re seeing the field the same way. I think he’s grown. He’s been good. There’s no question about that.”
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