Cowboys' Dez Bryant Announces He Will Undergo Finger Surgery

Austin GreenCorrespondent IJanuary 8, 2013

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will undergo surgery on his broken left index finger Tuesday, according to Bryant's official Twitter feed.

Having surgery on my finger tomorrow I can't wait until its over

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 8, 2013

UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:12 p.m. by Tyler Conway

Bryant underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair his broken finger and it was deemed a successful procedure, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com:

The surgery Dez Bryant put off until the end of the season, occurred Tuesday morning. The Cowboys’ wide receiver had a successful procedure that will likely keep him out for parts of the offseason conditioning program.

There is plenty of time for Bryant to heal over the offseason, so there is little need for him to rush back and he should be fine going forward.

---End of Update---

Bryant sustained the injury while trying to catch a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

Despite the broken finger, Bryant continued to be a dominant receiver at the end of the season. In the Cowboys' final three games, he caught 17 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns.

Overall, Bryant finished the season as one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. He and Tony Romo developed a beautiful chemistry, as the two connected 92 times for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Bryant was unable to carry the Cowboys to the playoffs, but he was a major reason why they were even contending for a postseason spot. Dallas finished the season by winning five of their last eight games, and Bryant caught 10 touchdown passes during that span.

It was unquestionably the best season of Bryant's three-year career. He finished in the top 10 in the NFL in catches (No. 10), receiving yards (No. 6) and receiving touchdowns (No. 3).

Unfortunately, he was denied a trip to the Pro Bowl, getting left off in favor of less-deserving players Victor Cruz of New York and Julio Jones of Atlanta.

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