Daily Archives: January 8th, 2013

OFFSEASON OPERATION: Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant to undergo finger surgery today

Dez Bryant at practice Thursday with his left hand in white glove with a hole for his fractured left index finger - The Boys Are Back blog

Dez Bryant will have surgery today (Tuesday) on his fractured left index finger, the Dallas Cowboys receiver announced on his Twitter account Monday.

Bryant had postponed the operation after suffering the injury Dec. 9 during the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 20-19 victory over Cincinnati.

Bryant decided to delay the procedure because the Cowboys were contending for a playoff spot. He opted to play the remaining games with a taped-up splint. This season, Bryant enjoyed the best season of his pro career, making 92 catches, amassing 1,382 receiving yards and scoring 12 touchdowns.

Following his injury, he made 17 receptions for 354 yards and three touchdowns.

A FUTURE IN QUESTION: Quite a fall for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver prospect Andre Holmes

Dallas Cowboys WR Andre Holmes goes after an onside kick by Dan Bailey. The Cowboys recovered - The Boys Are Back blog

IRVING, Texas – Among the two groups of futures signings the Cowboys have announced since the season ended one name is missing: wide receiver Andre Holmes.

Last year Holmes was anointed by owner and general manager Jerry Jones as a possible candidate for the No. 3 wide receiver job.

At 6-4, 223 pounds, Holmes had the build of a top-end wide receiver although he came from Hillsdale College. The Cowboys were hoping Holmes would grow the way Miles Austin did from Monmouth, but it never happened.

He failed the conditioning test in training camp and while he had a couple of moments in Oxnard, Calif., he never took advantage of the opportunity they way Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley did.

The Cowboys kept him in the active roster through Thanksgiving but he dressed for only seven games and caught two passes for 11 yards. He was inactive four times before he was cut and re-signed to the practice squad.

Since the season ended the Cowboys have signed receivers Anthony Armstrong, Jared Green, Carlton Mitchell, Tim Benford and Danny Coale. Holmes has not put pen to paper to return in 2013 and it doesn’t look like he will be back.

It’s quite a fall from 13 months ago.

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