Dez Bryant Says Playing With Finger Injury Is About Mental Toughness

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is finally displaying the pro bowl potential scouts and the Cowboys thought he had coming out of Oklahoma State.

Bryant is playing through a fractured index finger and a ton of pain.  Bryant spoke with ESPN Dallas on the matter, and just acknowledged it was about having “mental toughness.”

“This finger (it’s about) just mental toughness, that’s all,” Bryant said after Friday’s practice as the Cowboys prepare for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. “If I felt like it was going to bring me down, I probably couldn’t be out here doing what I’m doing. I don’t think about it as much. I don’t feel the pain. I just go out and play football.”

“Each and every week, it boosts my confidence just to know that Tony (Romo) believes in me,” Bryant said. “I feel like I’m still working on it more, for Tony to trust me. I’m going to just keep doing what he wants me to do. I’m going to keep paying attention. I’m going to keep focused and see where it goes.”

The light has finally went on for Dez Bryant and it’s an awesome thing to watch.