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Bryant to see hand specialist on finger; could need surgery

Published On: Dec 10 2012 05:34:17 PM CST
Dez Bryant

Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters

IRVING, Texas -

The Cowboys have already lost one game this year due to a Dez Bryant finger. They are now holding their breaths they won’t lose the rest of the season due to a finger injury.

The Cowboys’ leading receiver, who has arguably been the team’s best player in the last five games, went to see a hand specialist in Dallas Monday afternoon.

Despite published reports that Bryant will indeed need surgery and will be placed on IR, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday the club is hopeful Bryant doesn’t have torn ligaments and won’t be out for the rest of the season, but it does remain a strong possibility.

Back on Oct. 28, the Cowboys nearly pulled off their greatest comeback in team history when they rallied from a 23-0 deficit and appeared to win the game on a Bryant touchdown in the back of the end zone. However replay officials reversed the call, stating Bryant’s fingers came down out of bounds for an incomplete pass in what resulted in a 29-24 loss to the Giants at Cowboys Stadium.

But in the last five games, Bryant has been nearly unstoppable, scoring seven touchdowns, including a 27-yard scoring catch Sunday against the Bengals. He just went over the 1,000-yard mark this week for the first time in his career and leads the Cowboys with 1,028 yards on 75 catches and a team-high nine touchdowns, which have all occurred in the second half of games this year.

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