Garrett: Dez Bryant 'to give it every chance to play'

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 12, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.

Dez Bryant said this week the Dallas Cowboys would need to "break my leg" to keep him out of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's his broken finger, not his leg, the team is concerned about.

Bryant likely won't practice Wednesday, but Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is hopeful the team's most productive wide receiver -- still busy seeing doctors -- will be ready to play.

"Dez is going to see another guy today, later in the day," Garrett told reporters Wednesday. "(I) don't anticipate him practicing today, and we'll see where he is once we get that information. He's going to give it every chance to play this week and this season. We just need to get more medical information."

The decision will likely come down to Bryant. If there was ever a time to play through the (likely excessive) discomfort of the injury, it would be Sunday.

The Cowboys (7-6) are alive in NFC East race and in decent position for a wild card, but another loss would devastate their chances. The Steelers (7-6) face similar presure and have their franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, back in the fold. All stars are needed.