Dez Bryant said he thinks he might be catching the ball better with his finger the way it is now.
“It’s never going to be normal, but I promise you, it’s never going to be an issue,” the Cowboys receiver said Wednesday at a charity event in Arlington. “I’m ready to go and catch some footballs. I actually feel like I’ve been catching better with the finger problem.
“Hey, I’m ready to go.”
Bryant broke his left index finger catching a pass in the Cincinnati game last year, and despite fears that he needed surgery that would cause him to miss the rest of the season, he never missed a game. He taped it heavily and played, knowing the finger would be left permanently damaged without surgery.
Now as he enters his fourth year, he said he has a “whole different” mindset.
“It’s no more games, no more wondering,” he said. “I know what I’m doing, so I’ve got to come in and do what I did at the end of last year and hope to build on it.”
-- Carlos Mendez