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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 (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Bryant has missed the Cowboys' last three games with a bruised knee but should be close to 100 percent coming off the bye week. He's expected to finally make his return Sunday night in a division battle against Philadelphia. Bryant will be a borderline WR1 against the Eagles' weak cornerbacks. Oct 26 - 4:19 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dez Bryant (knee) is expected back for Week 8.

That's the way the wind has been blowing for some time now. Bryant missed three games before the Cowboys went on bye. Going on 28, Bryant has appeared in just 12-of-22 games since the start of last season, but returns as a top-15 option at receiver, with room to reclaim every-week WR1 status. Daily Slant: With Bryant set to return in Week 8 at a reduced DFS price tag, he's going to be an intriguing GPP target against an Eagles defense that struggles more at the CB spot than they do anywhere else. Bryant's production was all over the map to start the season with Dallas not needing to turn to a pass-heavy approach - Prescott finished with more than 30 attempts once in Bryant's three games. Even with that, Bryant is seeing a shade under eight looks per game and will have a positive WR/CB match-up with Nolan Carroll or Jalen Mills.
Oct 24 - 1:41 PM

The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota reports Dez Bryant (knee) was "doing everything" during Monday's practice.

Reporters are only allowed to view part of practice, so it is certainly possible Bryant will be limited during team drills. Even so, he is clearly on track to return this week. Even in a tough matchup against the Eagles, he will be a borderline WR1.
Oct 24 - 12:19 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects Dez Bryant (knee) to play Week 8 against the Eagles.

Bryant has already said he's playing, so this is just further confirmation. It's a tough matchup right out of the gates between two of the slowest offenses in the league and the Eagles' top-five pass defense, but Bryant will be a must-start as a WR2. Dak Prescott has already been named the quarterback.
Oct 21 - 12:43 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) said he is definitely playing Week 8.

"Don't have to ask me anymore," Bryant said. "I'm good...playing against Philly." Bryant probably could have played against the Packers, but the Cowboys decided to be cautious with their No. 1 receiver. Owners will have to wait another week to get Dez back in the lineup, but he will be at worst a WR2 coming out of the bye.
Oct 17 - 9:15 AM

Dez Bryant (knee) is inactive for Week 6 against the Packers.

Bryant clearly campaigned to play, but he will sit out through the bye week. He is fully expected to return Week 8. Brice Butler will get one more start. Dallas also declared Tony Romo, CB Orlando Scandrick, RB Lance Dunbar, OT Chaz Green, LB Kyle Wilber, and RB Darius Jackson inactive for Week 6.
Oct 16 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder said he is "not expecting" Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) to play Week 6 against the Packers.

Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter have reported similar things, but Jane Slater said Dez feels good enough to play. Bryant may campaign to be active during warmups, but the Cowboys look set to hold him out through the bye. Brice Butler should get another start.
Oct 16 - 11:45 AM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) feels good enough to play Week 6 against the Packers.

Slater also reports Bryant will not know his status until he gets to the stadium, but it looks clear he will campaign to play. Ian Rapoport reported Bryant is a "long-shot to play," and Adam Schefter said it "would be a surprise" if he suits up. Bryant looks like a true game-time decision in a 4:25 PM ET game, which is a nightmare scenario for fantasy players. Bryant owners who want to roll the dice need to find contingency plans in the afternoon and primetime games. Davante Adams, Brice Butler, and Jaelen Strong are widely available.
Oct 16 - 10:07 AM

Ian Rapoport of reports that Dez Bryant (knee) will warm up but is "a long-shot to play" in Week 6.

Rapoport notes that Bryant is nearly certain to play for the Cowboys in Week 8 after their bye. Jason Witten makes for a nice streaming TE play against a Packers defense permitting the NFL's seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Oct 16 - 5:15 AM

Dez Bryant (knee) is questionable for Week 6 against the Packers.

Bryant was limited at practice all week. He'll test out his knee in pre-game warmups on Sunday and should be a game-time call. It's a tough spot for fantasy owners with Dallas playing at 4:25 PM ET rather than the 1 PM slate. With the Cowboys' bye coming up in Week 7, we're guessing Dallas will play it safe by sitting Bryant for a third consecutive game. Daily Slant: With Dez looking like a better bet to sit out this week, Brice Butler and Terrance Williams will be on the GPP radar yet again. Butler had a touchdown called back on an illegal shift, but otherwise posted an underwhelming 2-20 on three targets. He should have a much more productive afternoon against a Packers defense that has yet to allow a 40-yard rusher this season. Expect 6-8 targets if Bryant is indeed ruled out.
Oct 14 - 3:41 PM

Bryan Broaddus of believes Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) will miss Week 6 against the Packers.

Historically, Broaddus has an excellent read on all things Cowboys and we are trusting him here. Brice Butler will get one more start before a Week 7 bye.
Oct 14 - 2:04 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett admitted Friday that he is "not so sure" Dez Bryant (knee) will play in Week 6 against the Packers.

Cowboys beat writers have been skeptical all week that Dez had a realistic shot to play at Lambeau. On Friday, Garrett said he expected Bryant to turn in another "limited" practice and said he is "pleased with Dez's progress," but sounded skeptical Bryant will be ready to face the Packers. At this point, we're guessing Dez and Orlando Scandrick (hamstrings) will be held out through the Cowboys' Week 7 bye and return in Week 8.
Oct 14 - 12:15 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) is practicing on Thursday.

Coach Jason Garrett said he hopes to ramp up Bryant's activity Thursday. If he comes through the practice unscathed, he will have a good shot to play Sunday. This situation seems to be trending that direction, although the Cowboys have promised to take it slow with their star receiver.
Oct 13 - 12:40 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) said he is not worried about making his injury "worse."

"Don’t have to worry about making it worse, which I feel like I can’t at this point," Bryant said. "It’s only getting better." The Cowboys plan to be extremely cautious with Dez, but he said he will play if he feels good on Friday. It sounds like Bryant is trending towards being active, but it is too early to tell. Brice Butler will again get the start if Dez sits.
Oct 13 - 10:36 AM

According to NFL Network's Jane Slater, Dez Bryant (knee) will play this week if he "feels good" on Friday.

He returned to practice Wednesday after missing the previous two weeks with a bruised knee. Bryant said he's okay waiting another week if he isn't 100 percent by Friday. That would push his return back to Week 8 following the Cowboys' bye in Week 7. However, Bryant said he was able to run his favorite routes on Wednesday and felt good doing it. We're guessing he'll be back this week barring a setback.
Oct 12 - 4:35 PM

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QB1Dak Prescott
2Mark Sanchez
3Tony Romo
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darius Jackson
5Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Geoff Swaim
3James Hanna
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey