Dallas Cowboys elite wide receiver Dez Bryant is one of the best players in the game at playing through pain, and it’s a darn good thing he’s good at slogging through nagging injuries. The back injury that has plagued him for roughly a year has definitely been nagging, but it hasn’t costed Bryant any games in 2013. More importantly, it hasn’t stopped the uber-athletic wideout from being a highly productive wideout, as Bryant has racked up 85 receptions for 1,134 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Every so often, Bryant’s back will tighten or flare up, causing some minor alarm until Bryant’s practice status is clarified as being limited. Even if he’s always called a diva, Bryant never mails it in with these back injuries. His most recent back flare-up definitely won’t cause him to miss today’s all-important game against the Philadelphia Eagles, nor should it cause him to be any less effective, which is definitely crucial in this winner-take-all matchup.
But Bryant’s back issue is severe enough that it might need to be taken care of in the offseason, and it will be interesting to see what Bryant does to help his ailing back. A Cowboys fan asked excellent Cowboys official site beat writer Bryan Broaddus whether or not Bryant would undergo surgery on his back in the offseason, and Broaddus responded that Bryant will see a doctor in the offseason regarding his back injury. It’s unclear as to which kind of doctor Bryant will see, nor are any desired actions known at this point in time.