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Jerry Jones isn't a doctor, but he plays one on TV

Dez Bryant has no clue what Doctor Jerry is talking about.

Tom Pennington

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has watched his team go 5-1 to fight their way into controlling their destiny for the NFC East championship, a surge thanks in large part to receiver Dez Bryant. Jones was understandably proud of his receiver on Sunday, who played with a fractured finger in a 27-24 overtime win against the Steelers.

The Cowboys owner seems to have, however, overstepped his bounds once more as Doctor Jerry once again spoke to the media.

"Dez is going to have to have, more than likely, bone taken off of his hip and put into that index finger joint," Jones said Sunday evening. "This is a fracture, but it's not a ligament, so make no mistake about it, he has an injury and he has a serious injury relative to his hand. He's certainly playing with some risk, but he was inspirational out there."

A bone graft with bone from Bryant's hip? Obviously this is big news and shows the high level of dedication the receiver is showing by playing with the injury, and the media went straight to the source for his thoughts on the impending surgery. According to ESPN Dallas, however, Doctor Jerry's diagnosis wasn't exactly correct.

"Well, if he wasn't kidding, I'm also not playing neither," Bryant said. "Nobody (is) touching my hip. I'm telling you right now, you can get a piece of bone from somebody else. You're not touching my hip."

ESPN Dallas also reported that two sources stated they had no knowledge of the need for a bone graft surgery.

The Cowboys receiver will have to have some sort of surgery after the season is over to repair a fractured knuckle on his left index finger. Bryant caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the win and now has 34 receptions for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in the Cowboys big surge in the standings.

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