Dez Bryant may have had hopes of becoming a ‘Top Chef’ but he ended up getting ‘Chopped!’ The Dallas Cowboys star cut his fingers while making soup, of all things, and NFL fans desperately want to know – will he play this weekend?
Well, no. He won’t. The Dallas Cowboys are off this week with a bye. That should give Dez, 27, a chance to recover and be 100% when Dallas hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 30. Even if the Cowboys were in action this week, Dez would likely hit the field as he told reporters that this injury was “extremely, extremely minor.”
Dez was slicing up carrots (and his hand) while making some homemade soup, according to NFL.com, and onlookers were concerned when he practiced on Oct. 19 with his right middle and ring fingers taped. Something must have clued reporters when Dez, a wide receiver, wasn’t catching any passes.
“He’s got a cut on the inside of his hand, so he wasn’t able to catch balls today,” Jason Garret, the Cowboys’ coach said, per ESPN. “He did a good job moving around, though. I think he’s feeling better and better.” When talking about possibly hiring a personal chef for Dez, to avoid any more “accidents,” coach Jason cracked a smile and said, “We’ve got to address that somehow.”
Phew. Dallas fans must be relieved because Dez has missed the past three games due to a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg. However, barring any more culinary cut-ups, he should be back in action for the next game. He almost returned in time for the Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers. Dallas dominated to a 30-16 win. Imagine what’ll happen when they have Dez back on the team?
Sadly, Tony Romo, 36, won’t be joining Dez in making a triumphant return on Oct. 30. Tony suffered a broken vertebrae in a preseason game with the Seattle Seahawks, and though he’s working out and throwing to wide receivers, he’s yet to practice with the team. “It’s just a day by day thing,” Coach Jason said, per the Cowboys official site. “He’s working on his overall conditioning…and he’s getting himself back to being able to play football again.”
Are you glad that Dez’s injury is extremely minor, HollywoodLifers? Will you watch his return on Oct. 30?