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Jones: Dez wants to play, will make the call

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08:03 AM ET 12.12 | Dez Bryant, broken finger and all, wants to play Sunday. And whether he does will be determined Bryant himself, team owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his KRLD-FM radio segment. X-Rays revealed that Bryant fractured his left index finger Sunday in the fourth quarter of Dallas' 20-19 victory over Cincinnati. Bryant will have to undergo surgery to repair the damage but will be given the option of delaying the operation until after the season. "It has not been decided by Dez, who will be the ultimate decision maker, whether or not he wants to try to continue to play with a lot of protection or whether or not he should have surgery," Jones said. ... "But make no mistake about it, Dez is chomping at the bit and wants to take the route of playing."

The Dallas Morning News

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December 12, 2012  08:08 AM ET

He needs a skirt....back in the day they'd just tape the fingers together and play. You'd never have even heard about it.

December 12, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Another re-thread.

A broken finger might put you on the IR for playing Madden, but for the real thing guys need to **** up. This isn't freakin' baseball.

December 12, 2012  08:11 AM ET

He's good to go...

December 12, 2012  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He needs a skirt....back in the day they'd just tape the fingers together and play. You'd never have even heard about it.

But then Jerry would miss out on hearing himself on the radio.

December 12, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's good to go...

Yep. No story here.

December 12, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Play dude, and play well you got some image to repair

December 12, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But then Jerry would miss out on hearing himself on the radio.

Jerry damn near owns the station... hearing himself blabber on and on will never be a problem.

December 12, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Jerry damn near owns the station... hearing himself blabber on and on will never be a problem.

So what's on the other stations? Non-Christian Christmas music?

Last year, I thought it was a major victory getting through November and December without once hearing Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas."

December 12, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So what's on the other stations? Non-Christian Christmas music?Last year, I thought it was a major victory getting through November and December without once hearing Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas."

I've heard of the Miracle on 34th street, but I see you have lived it! Congratulations!

December 12, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So what's on the other stations? Non-Christian Christmas music?Last year, I thought it was a major victory getting through November and December without once hearing Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas."

Here ya go DD. Merry Christmas! http://youtu.be/fJxi0zCdGEY

December 12, 2012  09:11 AM ET

This is an easy call...

If Dallas were not in the playoff hunt, then have surgery and put him on IR.

Since they do have an outside shot at getting in, he should play through the pain if it does not keep him from catching balls...assuming he can practice all week long and has no problems, then suit up big fella!

December 12, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Here ya go DD. Merry Christmas! http://youtu.be/fJxi0zCdGEY

Where's that Report Abuse button?

December 12, 2012  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So what's on the other stations?

Easier to tell you what's not on the other stations...


Jerry.

December 12, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So what's on the other stations? Non-Christian Christmas music?

and hillbilly boot scootin' twangy, momma in prison, crying in my beer noise.

December 12, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Did Jones not just have a bruhahah with Ratliff over Ratliff not playing because of an injury?

So this time he doesn't pressure Dez to play? Leaves it up to him?

December 12, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Dez's other choice.....................sitting with Jerry in the owner's box? Who'd want that?

December 12, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Did Jones not just have a bruhahah with Ratliff over Ratliff not playing because of an injury?So this time he doesn't pressure Dez to play? Leaves it up to him?

I'm sure Jerry is applying some passive-aggressive pressure on Bryant. I hope Bryant plays, and I hope the bad finger makes him drop a pass in a key situation and costs them a game.

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December 12, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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I'm sure Jerry is applying some passive-aggressive pressure on Bryant. I hope Bryant plays, and I hope the bad finger makes him drop a pass in a key situation and costs them a game.

Oh he don't drop enough for you:)

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