Dez Bryant has made clear that he intends on playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, after suffering a fractured index finger in last week’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cowboys seem to be okay with that, but not if it means that Bryant’s long-term prospects are jeopardized in any way.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3-FM “The Fan” on Friday that the health of the 24-year-old comes first and foremost.
“We sure wouldn’t do anything if we really felt like it was going to compromise his long term career,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Dez has got a bright career in front of him. He’s obviously growing from a maturity point right before everybody’s eyes. He’s understanding the game better and playing well on the field.
“At the end of the day, we wouldn’t do anything to compromise his health for the future. He does have a broken finger and has already done some (damage) when he broke it. It’ll be a challenge probably in terms of the flexibility of the finger probably for the rest of his life. But I think he’ll still be able to use it in a way that he can be successful on the field and, of course, use it everyday as well.”
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