Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 'could hardly walk' after Redskins game

Shortly before Tony Romo threw that ill-fated interception with just over three minutes to go and the Cowboys trailing the Redskins 21-18, Dallas lost its best receiver, Dez Bryant, to a back injury. He didn't return but despite missing most of the fourth quarter, he ended up leading the team in receiving on the night (71 yards for four catches). It's a small consolation given the result.

After the game, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Bryant "could hardly walk," something reiterated on Twitter by several beat reporters.

Bryant came into the season finale with a broken finger, but it hadn't hindered his performance in the Cowboys' previous two games (he had 13 catches for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns). But early in the fourth quarter against the Skins, the former first-round pick was in visible pain after running a sideline route, before heading to the bench for treatment.

There's no word on the severity of Bryant's injury but he'll have the entire offseason to get healthy.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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