Dalton underwent X-rays, but the team did not disclose the results. He said he hopes to play next week at Denver.
Dalton was hit by Browns rookie defensive tackle Phil Taylor on Cincinnati's final offensive play in the first half. He favored his arm as he came off the field and was checked by trainers before going to the locker room.
Backup Bruce Gradkowski started the second half. Dalton returned to the sideline still wearing his shoulder pads, and after meeting with Cincinnati's medical staff, he threw several warm-up tosses. However, Gradkowski remained in the game for Cincinnati's second series and led the Bengals to a 27-17 win over Cleveland on a stunning quick-snap touchdown pass to rookie A.J. Green.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.