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Dez Bryant has foot and ankle surgery on Wednesday

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball and scores a touchdown against  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

There were many things that went wrong for the Cowboys during the regular season and the injuries suffered by wide receiver Dez Bryant were right at the top of the list.

Bryant broke a bone in his foot in the season opener and missed five games before he was cleared to return to the lineup. He played in eight more games, although it was clear as the season progressed that he was at less than 100 percent and suffered further injuries to his knee and ankle.

The Cowboys insisted that they wouldn’t shut Bryant down, but they ultimately had no choice. Bryant missed the final two games and was placed on injured reserve before the final game of the year with plans for offseason surgery on his foot and ankle.

Bryant didn’t wait long to have that surgery. According to multiple reports, Bryant had surgery on New York Wednesday. He had a second bone graft done on his foot and a cleanup procedure on his ankle. After Week 17, owner Jerry Jones said the expectation is that Bryant will be ready for the offseason training program.

“No one has given me any indication at any level of our medical staff or just in general from outside our medical staff, that he’s got an issue that would limit him going into our normal training regime, going into training camp, going into the season next year,” Jones said, via the team.

The Cowboys also expect to have quarterback Tony Romo back at 100 percent and hope that the return to form for the duo can lift the team off the mat in 2016.

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31 Responses to “Dez Bryant has foot and ankle surgery on Wednesday”
  1. freedomofspeechyesway says: Jan 6, 2016 10:44 AM

    While they were very close to being great last year, they need to make some tough, key changes this offseason. If they don’t, watch for the sequel next year.

  2. jolly1234 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:45 AM

    Just think, Romo back, Dez back, that awesome offensive line… who knows, maybe we’ll get back to the good ol’ days of 8-8…

  3. captainwhodat says: Jan 6, 2016 10:46 AM

    dr jones strikes again…

  4. calpatriot says: Jan 6, 2016 10:50 AM

    Re-injury thats why the pattiots didnt rush edleman back. Thats the difference between the boys and the patriots.

  5. freedomofspeechyesway says: Jan 6, 2016 11:05 AM

    “Re-injury thats why the pattiots didnt rush edleman back. Thats the difference between the boys and the patriots.”

    Difference 18 of 982.

  6. benfranklinshat says: Jan 6, 2016 11:06 AM

    freedomofspeechyesway says:

    “While they were very close to being great last year”

    ————————————————————-

    You mean a couple years ago, right?

  7. pftbro says: Jan 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    Sounds like Jerrah is doing a Shannahan number on Bryant like RGIII got in Washington. Ruin him, go ahead…

  8. paulieorkid says: Jan 6, 2016 11:14 AM

    Wow. They sure waited a LONG time to pull the trigger on that surgery. If I’m Cowboy Fan, I’m not sure that I dig that. The human body’s mending processes take effect immediately after the injury — and lots of times, injuries left untreated heal permanently and irrevocably wrong.

    Some times, it’s too late to get the injury – particularly joint injuries – quite right ever again. The player can often play again — but at a compromised level of performance. It just seems like this surgery is far overdue, and should have been recognized as such long ago.

    Good luck to Dez and those of you in Cowboy Nation.

  9. elimanningup says: Jan 6, 2016 11:15 AM

    His status as an elite WR is OVER.

  10. eazeback says: Jan 6, 2016 11:17 AM

    if we can get bosa, kick hardy to DT, have bosa and a bigger more effective Gregory coming off the ends. get a corner in the 2nd and throw money at weddle in free agency it’d be nice improvement to the D

  11. tommykramer9 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:20 AM

    Sounds like Dez needs to visit Peytons wife’s medicine cabinet

  12. owlbania says: Jan 6, 2016 11:25 AM

    I wonder why Dr Jerry waited so long to operate on Dez, they weren’t going anywhere with or without him.

  13. tremoluxman says: Jan 6, 2016 11:27 AM

    So spaketh Dr. Jones, eminent self-educated orthopedic specialist. And so it shall be.

    Whatta tool.

  14. johnodocks says: Jan 6, 2016 11:32 AM

    I’m going to play doctor, like Jerry Jones does, and say that whoever cleared him to play after just 5 games was wrong.

  15. co99622 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:45 AM

    calpatriot says:
    Jan 6, 2016 10:50 AM
    Re-injury thats why the pattiots didnt rush edleman back. Thats the difference between the boys and the patriots.

    ————–

    They will miss within a week of the same amount of time…

  16. pftbro says: Jan 6, 2016 11:46 AM

    Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard….

  17. thefootballgodssay says: Jan 6, 2016 11:47 AM

    Now ankle problems not good

  18. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jan 6, 2016 11:50 AM

    I wonder if his babysitter will get some time off while Dez is down.
    Yes folks, a grown man with a babysitter.
    The Cowboy way.

  19. lingsun54 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:07 PM

    Dez should have gotten a second opinion. There’s no way he should have risked millions in future earnings by coming back before he was ready.

  20. calpatriot says: Jan 6, 2016 12:09 PM

    co99622 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 11:45 AM
    calpatriot says:
    Jan 6, 2016 10:50 AM
    Re-injury thats why the pattiots didnt rush edleman back. Thats the difference between the boys and the patriots.

    ————–

    They will miss within a week of the same amount of time
    ——————————–
    Actually 2 full weeks more before the game. plus several more weeks of rehab. It will be 4 weeks of rehab / light duty for edelman. Dez got 2 at most so basically the patriots are twice as good. Last part was a joke but i do think double rehab helps.

  21. granadafan says: Jan 6, 2016 12:13 PM

    Dr Nick Riviera and Dr Acula are better doctors than Dr Jones.

  22. abninf says: Jan 6, 2016 12:14 PM

    I bet anyone here one million dollars that the Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl next season. No takers? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

  23. Commissioner Cools says: Jan 6, 2016 12:25 PM

    Was Ryan Grigson in charge of Dallas’ injury report this season?

  24. liquidchaoss says: Jan 6, 2016 12:29 PM

    No, cowboys expect romo to come back with a steel clavicle and hope it dont break again… For such a good offensive line, romo sure gets hurt a lot.

  25. liquidchaoss says: Jan 6, 2016 12:30 PM

    “Wow. They sure waited a LONG time to pull the trigger on that surgery. If I’m Cowboy Fan, I’m not sure that I dig that. The human body’s mending processes take effect immediately after the injury — and lots of times, injuries left untreated heal permanently and irrevocably wrong. ”

    Im sure their million dollar medical staff understands this and would of had the surgery sooner if they felt it was needed.

  26. theofficialshotcaller says: Jan 6, 2016 12:38 PM

    Julio had the same injury, when it happened to Bryant Julio said he’d be done for the season.

    Instead Dr. Jones wheeled him back out there like Romo’s glass shoulder and declared he was all good to go.

    Bryant’s never had the talent of Julio but as many have noted here, by making the injury much worse for months instead of treating it he may never have a chance to produce like Julio does now.

  27. theofficialshotcaller says: Jan 6, 2016 12:39 PM

    re: liquidchaos

    Lol the same staff that put Romo out there with his broken collarbone?

    There is no medical staff in Dallas, there is no coach, there is just a crazy old man whose eyes are too far apart and his yes men.

  28. freedomofspeechyesway says: Jan 6, 2016 12:42 PM

    “You mean a couple years ago, right?”

    They weren’t in the playoffs one year ago from today? I better check the record books then, I thought they were.

  29. jimnsota says: Jan 6, 2016 1:05 PM

    I wonder if he freaked out on the doctors and nurses yet?

  30. dtroxallday says: Jan 6, 2016 2:47 PM

    Sometimes it seems like Jerrah uses a bunch of extra useless words just to make it sound like he’really saying alot.

  31. dtroxallday says: Jan 6, 2016 2:49 PM

    “There’s no reason to believe he won’t be at camp.”

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