The final injury report for the Cowboys and Steelers confirms what's been discussed all week, Dez Bryant plans to play Sunday. Bryant is willing to deal with pain, and possibly more, for a shot at the playoffs.
"The position that we are in, that makes me want to be out there," said Bryant, who leads the Cowboys with 1,028 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. "If there was anything less than what we got a chance of, I would have went ahead and got surgery."
Officially Bryant is listed as questionable. Also questionable, DeMarcus Ware who didn't practice this week but expects to play this week, possibly wearing a brace on his elbow. Nate Livings has passed his concussion tests, but Morris Claiborne needs to pass one more before he can play.
Jay Ratliff was obviously ruled out with his surgery.
The Steelers are missing a couple of offensive linemen and cornerback Ike Taylor. Replacement CB Cortez Allen is doubtful, so they have a few issues, too.
Official Injury Report:
|OUT||DT Jay Ratliff (groin)|
|QUESTIONABLE||WR Dez Bryant (finger), CB Morris Claiborne (concussion), G Nate Livings (concussion), S Charlie Peprah (foot), LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow)|
|PROBABLE||G Ryan Cook (knee), RB Felix Jones (knee), RB DeMarco Murray (foot), T Tyron Smith (ankle)|
|OUT||T Mike Adams (ankle), T Willie Colon (knee), CB Ivan Taylor (ankle)|
|DOUBTFUL||CB Cortez Allen (groin)|
|PROBABLE||WR Antonio Brown (illness), WR Plaxico Burress (not injury related), LB James Harrison (illness), CB Keenan Lewis (hip), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related), WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), LB Stevenson Sylvester (illness), LS Greg Warren (illness), LB LaMarr Woodley (ankle)|