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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Oklahoma State
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The Cowboys "would like to move Dez Bryant around more" in new passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan's offense.
Typically an "X" receiver, Bryant worked at Z and slot during spring practices, also shedding nearly ten pounds. Linehan has an extensive history of freeing up Type A No. 1 wideouts, from Randy Moss in Minnesota to Torry Holt in St. Louis and most recently Calvin Johnson. Linehan even coaxed a top-eight fantasy wideout season out of Chris Chambers (82-1,118-11) with the 2005 Dolphins. Jul 3 - 6:20 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't feel a sense of urgency to extend Dez Bryant's contract.

Bryant is entering the last year of his rookie contract. "I don’t know that we have any issues relative to timing there, at all, with any of our contracts," Jones said Tuesday. For his part, Bryant says he's "just going to sit back here and see what happens." Bryant is a fearless player who lays his body on the line — perhaps making him a threat to break down earlier than most — so the Cowboys may be content to let him play out his rookie deal ahead of a 2015 franchise-tag assignment.
Jun 17 - 7:38 PM

Dez Bryant says he dropped a few pounds this offseason and is down to 212-214.

It's worth noting Bryant's 2010 Combine weigh-in was 6-foot-2, 224. He claims he played at 218 last season. Bryant believes a back injury that has nagged him the past few seasons will be less of an issue at the lighter weight. Still only 25 years old, Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 5 - 9:37 PM

Dez Bryant is getting reps at "Z" and slot during OTAs.

Bryant has mostly been an "X" receiver throughout his four-year career, allowing defenses to locate and swarm him. Scott Linehan, who has helped guide Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson to huge seasons in the past, will do a better job of freeing up Dez. There's no excuse for him to see fewer than 10 targets in a game like he did eight times last year. Thanks to Linehan, a sieve-like defense and unmistakable natural talent, Bryant is a threat to be fantasy's No. 1 receiver this year.
Jun 4 - 9:18 AM

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones confirmed that signing Dez Bryant to a long-term extension before the season is "a real possibility."

"We're certainly taking a long look at that," Jones said. "As we do with any great player in our organization who's nearing the end of a contract. I think that's a possibility, yes." The Cowboys have opened preliminary talks with Bryant and could sign him to a new deal in training camp. Bryant is set to earn just $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
May 30 - 7:04 PM

Dez Bryant said his agent has had preliminary talks with the Cowboys on a long-term extension.

Bryant, who is set to earn just $1.78 million as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, deservedly wants to be among the highest paid receivers in the league. He might be willing to give a slight hometown discount, but the Cowboys are going to have to come up with more than $10 million annually. Over the last two seasons, Bryant ranks seventh in catches (185), sixth in yards (2,615) and is tied for first with 25 touchdowns.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 28 - 9:57 AM

ESPN Dallas suggests the Cowboys could sign Dez Bryant to a long-term extension in training camp.

Bryant is scheduled to make $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract. ESPN's Todd Archer believes a deal for LT Tyron Smith could take precedence over Bryant. Dallas has just $5.37 million in cap space, so signing him long-term could prove difficult. Bryant will be seeking an annual salary in excess of Brandon Marshall's four-year, $40 million contract.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 23 - 8:48 PM

Dez Bryant says he's in the best shape of his life.

As HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra would attest, this is usually a baseball cliché, but Bryant is opting for "best shape of my life" instead of football's standard "added 15 pounds of muscle." "I’ve been working six days out of the week," Bryant said. "That’s all I’ve been doing. This year is special." Presumably, Bryant has decided to make this a "special" season because he's going into the final year of his rookie contract.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 15 - 1:52 PM

The Cowboys are still enforcing a strict set of conduct rules on Dez Bryant.

It's not a coincidence that Bryant has kept his nose clean for a couple years now. He has a midnight curfew, isn't allowed to drink alcohol, can't attend strip clubs, must go to counseling twice a week and has a three-man security team 24/7. It sounds overbearing, but Bryant is an asset that is well worth protecting at all costs. The freakish talent is going to be a massive focal point of Scott Linehan's pass-happy scheme.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 26 - 10:15 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones "indicated" that the team has opened extension talks with walk-year WR Dez Bryant.

To be clear, Jones hasn't explicitly said that the sides have begun negotiations. Jones did say Bryant's back woes won't be an issue in talks. "It has no impact on what we do in the future and how we are counting on him," Jones said. Bryant is currently scheduled to make $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Mar 25 - 4:49 PM

Jerry Jones said Scott Linehan will not let Dez Bryant disappear from the Cowboys' offense for long stretches.

One fair criticism of the Jason Garrett/Bill Callahan offense was forgetting about their best talent far too often. Bryant saw fewer than 10 targets an inexcusable eight times last season. "[Linehan has] got a track record of really zeroing in and building the offense around the talent, the specific talent and the qualities of the players," said Jones, who went on to cite Linehan's work with Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson as examples. Dez is a legit threat to set career-highs across the board in 2014.
Feb 26 - 8:23 AM

The Cowboys haven't opened contract extension negotiations with Dez Bryant yet.

Bryant's rookie contract expires following the 2014 season. Ideally, the cap-strapped Cowboys will maneuver a way to get their most talented offensive player locked up this offseason, but it's not going to be easy. Bryant is coming off back-to-back 90-catch, 1200-yard seasons and has scored 25 touchdowns in his last 32 games. He's earned Calvin Johnson/Larry Fitzgerald kind of money. They also want to get LT Tyron Smith signed to a long-term deal. For what it's worth, Dez doesn't see himself going anywhere. "Hell no. I don't even think about leaving Dallas. I'm Dallas forever," he said.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 3 - 9:18 AM

Dez Bryant caught eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Bryant was held in check by Cary Williams for most of the game, but broke loose for a 32-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-nine play with just under four minutes remaining. He was targeted 13 times, second behind only Jason Witten. Bryant was held back with Kyle Orton at quarterback and badly underthrown on a number of passes down the field. He finishes the 2013 season with 93 catches for a career-high 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns. Bryant is expected to visit with a back specialist in the offseason, but shouldn't be in any danger of missing training camp.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:53:00 AM

Dez Bryant (back) is active for Sunday night's Week 17 game against the Eagles.

Bryant has been dealing with back issues all season, but his status was never in doubt. The Cowboys inactives are QB Tony Romo, OT Darrion Weems, LB Sean Lee, CB B.W. Webb, LB Ernie Sims, S Jakar Hamilton, and DE Martez Wilson.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:20:00 PM

DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus confirms Dez Bryant will visit a back specialist at the end of the season.

Bryant's troublesome back flared up again last week. He's in no danger of missing Sunday night's winner-take-all tilt with the Eagles, but the ailment is serious enough that he's not considered out of the woods. Bryant's back has been an issue for much of the season, and going back to last Week 17. Bryant has long been effective playing through pain, so the injury shouldn't be a major concern vs. Philly.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Kyle Orton
3Brandon Weeden
4Caleb Hanie
5Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
4Ryan Williams
5Ben Malena
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Tim Benford
4Jamar Newsome
5Chris Boyd
WR21Terrance Williams
2Dwayne Harris
3Devin Street
4LaRon Byrd
5L'Damian Washington
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
4Jordan Najvar
K1Dan Bailey