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Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Dez Bryant would make the ultimate decision about whether or not the wide receiver continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals.

If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told Mike Fisher of that the injury isn’t enough to keep him off the field.

“It would take more than this to take me out,” Bryant said. “No way. They’d have to break my leg to keep me out.”

If it just comes down to Bryant’s will, it sounds like he’ll be on the field. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s playing.

Fisher reports that Bryant is headed for another appointment with doctors after the memorial service for Jerry Brown on Tuesday and that Bryant is trying to “find a way” to keep playing with an injury that the Cowboys originally thought meant the end of Bryant’s season. The results of that appointment will likely shed more light on whether or not the Cowboys will have Bryant in the lineup again this season.

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44 Responses to “Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out”
  1. theseaward says: Dec 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    First the finger then the leg.

  2. vancouvernfl says: Dec 11, 2012 2:33 PM

    break your leg huh?


    – James Harrison

  3. marionbarber24isgod says: Dec 11, 2012 2:33 PM


  4. fissels says: Dec 11, 2012 2:35 PM

    Atta Boy Dez

  5. thetroofishere says: Dec 11, 2012 2:36 PM


  6. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 11, 2012 2:37 PM

    That can be arranged – Signed, DeAngelo Hall.

  7. kenstabler says: Dec 11, 2012 2:40 PM

    It’s about time he showed a love for the game, and not strippers and parties. Hope he is growing up. Finally, maybe, hope so.

  8. rj2323 says: Dec 11, 2012 2:42 PM


  9. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Dec 11, 2012 2:42 PM

    Did he just put a bounty on himself?

  10. timbrehmer says: Dec 11, 2012 2:42 PM

    Finally, a Cowboy with a little heart besides JW & Sean Lee.

  11. hockeyfootball98 says: Dec 11, 2012 2:47 PM

    I wouldnt say that Dez you’re playin Vilma and the Saints in two weeks.

  12. stoogy says: Dec 11, 2012 2:49 PM

    Cowboys ganna destroy steelers. No ike! Dez, miles ganna rock it! Murray ganna run all over this old rickety defense! can’t wait!

  13. mungman69 says: Dec 11, 2012 2:50 PM

    And then the doctor will say that he can’t play and he’ll say “ok”.

  14. mpayne12 says: Dec 11, 2012 2:53 PM

    Play injured for 3 games and never let it heal properly possibly affecting your entire career: Smart.

  15. steelersownyou says: Dec 11, 2012 2:54 PM

    I’ll make that a reality for ya..
    signed Ryan Clark

  16. buckyturgidson says: Dec 11, 2012 2:57 PM

    This guy plays with complete abandon, not a Cowboy fan but I have great respect for the way Bryant puts it all on the line.

  17. jonbeck316 says: Dec 11, 2012 2:57 PM

    Knock on wood, Dez. If you can’t find wood knock on your blockhead

  18. taskforcefreddy says: Dec 11, 2012 3:02 PM

    Can’t stand him as a human being but man do I respect his game.

  19. woodrree7 says: Dec 11, 2012 3:02 PM

    Harrison is washed up and washed out! he’d have to catch Dez first and we all know that aint happening!

  20. dredddog says: Dec 11, 2012 3:04 PM

    When Dez is out of the league in 3 years and he is shopping at the Mall will it still be considered a “5 finger discount”?

  21. newagerocker says: Dec 11, 2012 3:04 PM

    Challenge Accepted! – Barney Stinson

  22. bucrightoff says: Dec 11, 2012 3:07 PM

    If the Cowboys looked like legit contenders, I’d say go for it Dez. But since it seems likely their season ends early, think long-term Dez. They’re gonna need you the next 5 years more than the next 3 weeks.

  23. cliffordc05 says: Dec 11, 2012 3:25 PM

    The decision to play should be left to the doctors. Jerry Jones has put an unconscionable burden on Bryant by saying the decision was up to the player. Jerry Jones should stick to designing the cheerleaders’ outfits.

  24. hellabasedlol says: Dec 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Dec 11, 2012 2:37 PM
    That can be arranged – Signed, DeAngelo Hall.

    You mean the awful CB that Dez burns literally every time they play because Dez is a physical monster and D-Hall is a little punk? Okay.

    I liked seeing D-Hall riding Anquan Boldin about 10 yards this weekend because he can’t tackle, and isn’t big enough to bring anyone down.

  25. bluebongzilla says: Dec 11, 2012 3:38 PM

    James Harrison can’t keep up with Dez Bryant and if he tries it will be the easiest 6 Dez has ever scored. Even easier than scoring on Asomugha lol

  26. jwreck says: Dec 11, 2012 3:40 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Dec 11, 2012 2:37 PM

    That can be arranged – Signed, DeAngelo Hall.
    Shut up. We all know you’re just a Cowboys fan trying to make the Redskins fan base look bad. Anybody who’s ever seen DeAngelo Hall play knows he couldn’t break an egg.

  27. mazblast says: Dec 11, 2012 3:41 PM

    I loathe Bryant and the Cowboys, but I admire his attitude on this subject. The man clearly wants to play. He has the talent. Now if he can just learn the playbook and keep his violence restricted to the field…

  28. skinsgal4life says: Dec 11, 2012 3:44 PM

    Wow, Jerry Jones and Bryant are even more stupid than I thought. I didn’t think that was possible.

  29. lgwelsh1 says: Dec 11, 2012 3:44 PM

    Dez has really turned it around this year. From a dismal start not only on the field but off the field he was a complete distraction. Glad to see the young man getting his priorities straight.

  30. ccjcsr says: Dec 11, 2012 3:48 PM


  31. cubsin2049 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:02 PM

    If you had the Saints this week, I would say good call. Give them a week — they’ll get you then.

  32. rmal83 says: Dec 11, 2012 4:19 PM

    Dez is a BEAST!

  33. RoofDude says: Dec 11, 2012 4:34 PM

    Ronnie Lott whispered in Dez’s ear: ” cut it off ” 🙂

  34. toddwardou says: Dec 11, 2012 4:37 PM

    A broken leg didn’t stop Greg Jennings Dez! He did it for Madden!

  35. bluebongzilla says: Dec 11, 2012 4:43 PM

    I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but the Steelers and Saints are pretty bad. Especially the Saints, with that dead-last in the NFL defense BY FAR.

  36. trollaikman8 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:04 PM

    Beast Mode Activated.

  37. 69finfan says: Dec 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    “Cut me Mick”

  38. mungman69 says: Dec 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    What do the doctors say?

  39. wwwfella says: Dec 11, 2012 5:20 PM

    wouldnt it be crazy if he actually broke his leg in the next game??

  40. buckifan4life says: Dec 11, 2012 5:28 PM

    He caught a touchdown pass AFTER he broke his finger… yeah, he’s playing!

  41. kev86 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:43 PM

    Maras pulling for the Rooneys in this one. Football royalty sticks together when possible. Go Steelers.

  42. boyshole25 says: Dec 11, 2012 7:09 PM

    The kids growin up

  43. 1bigtex says: Dec 12, 2012 8:03 AM

    Wait a minute. Do we actually have someone who calls themselves “kenstabler” bagging on Dez Bryants personal life? I’m not aware of Dez being associated with strippers and parties. Of course on the other hand, isn’t Ken Stabler pretty much regarded as a party boy drunk who had way too many connections to known gamblers? Aren’t all the whispers about point shaving and throwing games effecting his chances for Canton?

    Got to love the irony.

  44. jessethegreat says: Dec 12, 2012 9:49 AM

    Why is there no talk about Dez new mentor, Jay Novacek this year? Kids got unbelievable talent, but never had a stable force in his life guiding him before. Grew up in a terrible chaotic situation and was always given leniency because of his abilities… Now with some people actually looking out for Dez in place… He seems to be getting it.

    I’m not a fan of the Cowboys (they broke Packers fans too many times in the early 90s to actually want to cheer for them) but it seems either people either hate or love the Cowboys and more hate them so the media doesn’t give much credit when they’re doing well the past few years.

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