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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (24) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Dez Bryant believes his 2015 struggles were more mental than physical.
Bryant alluded to a lack of trust in his surgically-repaired foot, saying it had him "off (his) game." Bryant, who was limited throughout the offseason program, says he's going to "focus on the positive things going forward." Bryant's disastrous 2015 was equal parts mental, playing at far less than 100 percent and missing Tony Romo. He should have a robust bounce back during his age-28 campaign. Jul 7 - 6:05 PM

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Dez Bryant (foot) said he and Tony Romo will have private workouts to get on the same page before training camp.

Bryant has been cleared to participate in football activities, but he was still extremely limited during OTAs and minicamp. The extra sessions will give the duo time to get right after both missed significant time with injuries last season. With the Cowboys failing to add any help at receiver, Bryant will once again have to shoulder the load in the passing game.
Jun 20 - 9:02 AM

Dez Bryant (foot) expects to be cleared for the start of training camp.

Bryant has done only limited individual work since returning to practice. The Cowboys are moving him slowly, but he should be full-go for camp. Bryant will run routes with Tony Romo this weekend.
Jun 15 - 7:06 PM

Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News doesn't expect Dez Bryant (foot) to participate in team drills next week.

Bryant was cleared for football activities earlier this month but still isn't practicing in full. He probably won't until training camp. 2015 was a lost year for Bryant, who missed seven games with a fractured foot and never looked close to 100 percent. Expect the Cowboys to take things slow with their franchise wide receiver.
Jun 10 - 3:17 PM

Dez Bryant (foot) has been cleared for football activities.

Bryant's X-rays confirmed he's made enough progress to practice. He's still not fully cleared, but will start to increase his cutting.
Jun 1 - 7:54 PM

Dez Bryant (foot) is scheduled for an X-ray in the next couple weeks.

The exam will determine how his foot is healing after undergoing a second foot surgery in January and how soon he will be able to return to practice. Even if he gets good news, the Cowboys will likely decide to take it very slow after Bryant's season was ruined by lower-leg injuries last year. Bryant should be 100 percent well before Week 1.
May 28 - 12:27 PM

Dez Bryant (foot) will not participate in OTAs next week.

Bryant has undergone multiple foot surgeries since breaking it in Week 1 last season. He hasn't experienced any setbacks this offseason, and is running full speed, but the Cowboys are going to slow play it with their star receiver after rushing him back too quickly last year. He'll be ready for camp.
May 18 - 10:17 AM

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones attributed Dez Bryant's rash of lower-leg injuries to being "not in his best shape."

Bryant has blamed the repeated foot and ankle problems on rushing back from initial injuries. Jones believes they were a result of Dez's brief offseason holdout, which was settled two full weeks before training camp. "I think one of the tough things about last year for Dez, with the contract dispute, he wasn't around, and consequently probably wasn't in his best shape going into the season," Jones said. "If he can get his rehab done and get himself in top condition I think we'll see the same Dez we saw two years ago." Jones is clearly calling out Dez's conditioning, perhaps as a motivational tactic. According to the Dallas Morning News, Dez is expected to be cleared for football activities "in early June."
May 11 - 7:59 PM

Coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t say if Dez Bryant (foot surgeries) would be cleared for June minicamp.

"He's done a really good job with his rehab, and he's made progress," Garrett said. "It’s a day-to-day, week-to-week thing." Dallas will continue to move Bryant slowly, but there’s been positive reports on his status all offseason. Bryant should be fully healthy for training camp.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 7 - 6:07 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant is doing "really well" in his recovery from foot surgery.

Bryant has undergone two foot surgeries since the season ended but seems to be making steady progress. "He's around our building," said Garrett. "He's had a lot of productive days. He's on schedule." Bryant's 2015 season was doomed from the start. He broke his foot in the season opener and didn't have much of a rapport with backup quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore when he returned two months later. Bryant is expected to be ready for the Cowboys' offseason program.
Mar 23 - 4:36 PM

The Cowboys expect Dez Bryant (foot surgeries) to be ready for the offseason program.

Bryant got a "great report" on his foot last week, though he remains in a walking boot. Even if Bryant is ready for OTAs, we'd expect him to be babied along throughout the offseason. He might not be fully unleashed until minicamp or training camp.
Feb 23 - 1:35 PM

Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) plans to be ready for OTAs.

Bryant is less than a month removed from a second foot surgery, and also underwent foot surgery immediately after the season. He’s progressing on schedule, but will be managed throughout the offseason. Even if Bryant misses OTAs, he should be ready for training camp.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 30 - 3:28 PM

Dez Bryant admitted he rushed back following his foot surgery and was never 100 percent.

"After I broke my foot and tried to come back, I knew I wasn’t [right]," Bryant said. "But at the same time, I knew what was at stake. I thought I could potentially perform at a high level despite dealing with this foot. It turned out very unfortunate." Bryant was ineffective before landing on injured reserve prior to Week 17. He underwent further foot and ankle surgeries after the season. Considering how he played after rushing back from his last operation, Bryant will likely take things slow this offseason.
Jan 26 - 11:44 AM

Dez Bryant is undergoing both foot and ankle surgeries on Wednesday.

He's expected to be ready for the offseason program, though the Cowboys will probably ease him along after an injury-filled 2015 season. Bryant suffered a Jones' fracture in his foot Week 1, rushed back Week 8, and then dealt with a bunch of different below-the-waist injuries to his foot, knee, and ankle. Julio Jones is just one of many to come back from Jones' fractures.
Jan 6 - 9:20 AM

Cowboys placed WR Dez Bryant on injured reserve with foot and ankle injuries, ending his season.

He'll undergo surgery on both his foot and ankle within the next week. Bryant suffered a Jones' fracture in his foot Week 1, underwent surgery, and was able to return Week 8. It's very likely he rushed back too soon and did more harm than good. Since returning, Bryant has suffered knee, foot, and ankle issues, probably from overcompensating for his foot. He should be fine for a mostly-normal offseason, but expect the Cowboys to take it easy on Bryant in the spring. His season ends with a 31-401-3 line across nine games in the first year of a five-year, $70 million pact.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 11:57:00 AM

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QB1Tony Romo
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RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Darius Jackson
5Lance Dunbar
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
4Rodney Smith
5Andy Jones
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Vince Mayle
4Lucky Whitehead
5Chris Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
3Boston Stiverson
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Jake Brendel
RG1Zack Martin
2Jared Smith
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
3Darryl Baldwin
4Ryan Mack
K1Dan Bailey
2Matt Wile