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December 13, 2012

Bryant wears white padded glove to start of Cowboys practice

Thursday brought the first glimpse of what the Cowboys might do to give Dez Bryant a chance to play.

He came out to practice wearing a white glove on his left hand. A photo posted on Twitter by a dallascowboys.com reporter showed the tip of the index finger exposed and padding in the finger of the glove.

Before practice, coach Jason Garrett talked about how the Cowboys and Bryant can protect the finger.

“We’re looking at that right now and seeing if there’s anything we can get started on,” Garrett said. “I know Jim Maurer and his crew have been working hard on that over the last couple of days. And again, I think it’s very specific to the player. You have to customize it to see how you can function. This has gone on in football for a long, long time. Does that feel comfortable? Do you think you can do this, that or the other thing with that? Let’s change it up, let’s make it bigger, let’s make it smaller.

“Certainly we want to protect Dez. We want to give him every chance we can if we put him out there.”

Bryant did not catch a pass in pat-and-go while reporters were present.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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