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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant downplays thumb injury

8/20/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Dallas Cowboys’ offense hasn’t done very well so far this preseason. So, when the team’s star wide receiver Dez Bryant walks around Valley Ranch sporting a heavy wrap on his right wrist and thumb, it naturally raises alarm bells and could be interpreted as another complication for the Cowboys’ offense.
 
However, there’s no need for fear and get ahead of ourselves as Bryant doesn’t consider the injury to be serious and the team officials are in consensus with his analysis.
 
According to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Bryant laughed off the injury when asked about the wrap on his right hand.

"The thumb is great," Bryant insisted. 
 
Bryant initially injured his thumb during training camp practices and potentially caused more damage to it Monday as Watkins reported that he “might have nicked it a little” again during practice.
 
The fourth-year pro Bryant added that his thumb has been in wraps a few times before at training camp. The thumb injury it didn’t seem to keep Bryant out of practice on Monday, as he was on the field at least during the 30 minutes sessions open to media.
 
In 2011, Bryant played the final month of the Cowboys’ regular season despite dealing with a fractured index finger, before undergoing surgery this offseason. Bryant also suffered back spasms during the Cowboys’ regular season finale at Washington. In fact, the pain was so bad that Bryant required the help of two team trainers to get to the shower are, and afterwards used a wheelchair to get to the team bus.
 
However, what’s more concerning is the is the lack of success the Cowboys’ offense had in the first two preseason games. In over five possessions, the Cowboys’ offense still failed to score a touchdown. So far, they scored only three points with quarterback Tony Romo leading the offense, and the Cowboys had another field goal attempt blocked. But just as Bryant brushed aside his own injury, he also downplayed the Cowboys’ offensive woes – which seems to make some sense since this is only the preseason and much data to go around over just five possessions to jump to a conclusion.

"I don't think there's a big issue with us. We go out and try to execute these plays the best way we possibly can when we go out to practice,” Bryant said. “I don't think it's no concern. Nobody is worried [about] not finding the end zone."
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