- Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:51
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:51
- Written by Travis Pulver
All season long the Dallas Cowboys have made an art form out of getting back in the game and often times had to do so because of a hole of their own digging. Over the last few weeks they have appeared to finally be getting on the same page and have actually come close to turning in a complete game.
That could become a lot harder over the last three weeks of the season should the offense lose one of its best weapons next to Tony Romo, his top wide receiverâ€”Dez Bryant. It is believed that he suffered a fractured finger on his left hand late in the game against Cincinnati on Sunday.
"I sprained it,'' Bryant said following the game. "Taped it up, wrapped it up a little bit and just got back out there.''
Should the injury be as bad as believed it will require surgery which will mean the Cowboys will have to do without Bryant for the rest of the season. With the postseason still a definite possibility the â€˜Boys could hardly do without him.
Apparently the curfew and partying restrictions on him have been paying off. Not only has he stayed out of trouble (at least as far as the media knows), but heâ€™s been producing like the guy they thought they were getting when they made him a first round draft pick a couple years ago.
Over the last five games (where the Cowboys have gone 4-1) he has been an integral part of the teamâ€™s winning ways. In that span he has pulled in 33 catches for 525 yards and seven touchdowns. On the season he has 75 receptions for 1028 yards and nine touchdowns. Heâ€™s caught close to 75 percent of the passes thrown his way.
''I think adrenaline sometimes allows players to continue to play after they've had an injury,'' head coach Jason Garrett said. ''He certainly made a big play in the ballgame, and I think that's a real tribute to his toughness and his love for the game.''
The exact extent of the injury is not yet known, but Bryant has already said that he wants to play through it. If the injury is too serious though the Cowboys may have to count on Miles Austin rediscovering the guy that had back t0 back 1,000+ yard seasons in 2009 and 2010.