Wide receiver Dez Bryant will see a hand specialist after playing through a finger injury in the Dallas Cowboys' victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, and depending on the results the injury could require season-ending surgery, according to Nick Eatman.
Just talked to Jason Garrett... he said its 50-50.. Said Bryant is going to see hand specialist right now. My gut tells me he won't be on IR— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 10, 2012
Bryant played with the injury in the 20-19 win on Sunday but was diagnosed with a sprained finger on his left hand. ESPN reports that Bryant was wearing a splint on the hand after the game in which he caught four balls for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Losing Bryant, the third-year pro out of Oklahoma State, dramatically changes Dallas' passing attack as the Cowboys make a push to stay in playoff contention.
On the year, Bryant has 75 catches for 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cowboys. Aside from tight end Jason Witten, who leads the team with 92 receptions, the loss of Bryant for any amount of time would put more pressure on receiver Miles Austin, who has 55 catches for 819 yards and five touchdowns.