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Jason Garrett: Dez Bryant out for the rest of the season

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The Dallas Cowboys have placed Dez Bryant on season-ending injured reserve. Bryant will miss the final game of the season on Sunday.

Head coach Jason Garrett announced that Bryant will have surgery on both his foot and ankle over the next week.

Bryant suffered a Jones’ fracture in his foot in Week 1 and underwent surgery. He wasn’t able to return until Week 8.

With these surgeries, it’s very unlikely that he’ll be rushed back as the Cowboys look to better themselves on their current 4-11 record next season.

The Cowboys do not want to ruin their star 27-year-old’s future by bringing him back too soon. It could do more harm than good, just ask Tony Romo.

Romo was rushed back from a broken collarbone. Then less than two weeks after he returned, he suffered another broken collarbone against the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving evening.

Bryant has suffered through knee, foot, and ankle injuries this season.

He did not play in the Cowboys week 16 game in their loss against the Buffalo Bills. With the Cowboys eliminated from the playoffs, it was their best option to not get Bryant hurt anymore.

His best game of the season came in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles when he had five receptions for a 104-yards and a touchdown. He had just three touchdowns on the year.

Besides this game, his best game was in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins when he had three receptions for 62-yards.

On the year in nine games, he had 31 receptions for 401 yards. In addition, this season with 401-yards is the worst in his six-year career.

This was the first-year of his five-year, $70 million extension that he signed.


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