Dez Bryant’s rookie campaign has come to an end. Bryant suffered a broken ankle while returning a kickoff in the fourth quarter and according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, Bryant will undergo surgery to repair the fracture on Monday.
“That sets us back,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “That sets us back. I really feel bad for him, but it really sets us back. The good news is we’ve got some depth there. That’ll give [Kevin] Ogletree and guys like that a little more play time.”
Bryant has been plagued with ankle injuries all season, but when healthy enough to play the rookie wideout made an impact at any chance he was given.
“He certainly made great strides in his rookie year,” interim head coach Jason Garrett said. “We talked about that before with a guy that missed as much training camp as he did to make the impact that he made on our football team has been significant. He’ll learn from these experiences and hopefully he’ll continue to learn this year when he’s out.”