Dez Bryant says he will have finger surgery Tuesday

By Kevin Patra
Updated: Jan. 8, 2013 at 06:52 a.m.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant tweeted Monday night that he would have surgery on his broken left index finger on Tuesday.

He fractured his finger in Week 14 during a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but finished the season on the field as the Cowboys battled for the NFC East title, losing to the Washington Redskins in the final game of the regular season and missing out on the playoffs.

The third-year pro enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, with 92 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.

His best game of the season came after the fracture, a 224-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The season started rocky off the field for Byrant, who was charged with assaulting his mother -- charges were conditionally dismissed. The incident led to the 'Bryant Rules' in which the wide receiver agreed to a curfew and supervision. The results of the more disciplined approach paied off on the field, as No. 88 emerged as Tony Romo's go-to target and the receiver Jerry Jones envisioned when he drafted him three years ago.