Monday, August 19, 2013
Dez Bryant dealing with a jammed thumb
By Calvin Watkins
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.
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."