Irving, TX (Sports Network) - The remainder of Dez Bryant's season could be in
jeopardy due to an injured finger the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver sustained
in Sunday's emotional victory at Cincinnati.
The Cowboys' official site reported on Monday that Bryant is scheduled to
visit a hand specialist to determine whether or not he will require surgery
that would end his season. His status for this Sunday's game against
Pittsburgh has yet to be determined as well.
Bryant was believed to have hurt his finger while hauling in a 27-yard
touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-19 win over the Bengals,
which came one day after practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in
an automobile accident in which teammate Josh Brent was arrested on
intoxication manslaughter charges.
Losing Bryant for any length of time would be a serious blow to a Dallas squad
that's currently battling for a playoff spot with three games remaining in the
regular season. The talented 24-year-old leads the team with 75 catches, 1,028
receiving yards and nine touchdowns this season, and he's averaged 7.5 catches
and 109.5 yards while scoring six times over the Cowboys' last four contests.
Dallas enters Sunday's tilt trailing the New York Giants by one game for first
place in the NFC East and is behind by the same margin in the race for the
conference's two Wild Card spots.
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