Dez Bryant dealing with a jammed thumb

August, 19, 2013
IRVING, Texas -- There was something noticeable on Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's right hand Monday afternoon: a heavy wrap over his thumb.

Bryant jammed the thumb during training camp practices and might have nicked it a little during Monday's practice at Valley Ranch.

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Team officials don't believe the jammed thumb is serious, and Bryant laughed when asked about it.

"The thumb is great," he said.

Bryant played through a fractured index finger in the last month of the 2012 season before undergoing offseason surgery. He also suffered back spasms in the regular-season finale at Washington. The pain was so bad Bryant needed two trainers to get him to the shower area, and he used a wheelchair to get to the team bus.

Overall, Bryant said he's not concerned about the Cowboys' first-team offense, which has failed to score a touchdown in five possessions over two preseason games. The Cowboys scored just three points with Romo as the quarterback and had another field goal attempt blocked.

"I don't think there's a big issue with us," Bryant said. "We go out and try to execute these plays the best way we possibly can when we go out to practice. I don't think it's no concern. Nobody is worried [about] not finding the end zone."
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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