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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
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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

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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

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant's (foot, knee, ankle) availability for Week 17 will be a "medical decision."

Considering Bryant could not practice at all last week, he is unlikely to be medically ready for Week 17. It would be surprising if Dez suited up this week. Terrance Williams and Brice Butler will start on the outside with Bryant sidelined.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:08:00 PM

The Cowboys will "run tests" on Dez Bryant's right foot and left knee this week.

Bryant was previously believed to be dealing with only ankle and foot injuries. It now appears he has injuries to his ankle, foot, and knee. It's unclear what the "tests" will show, but this is the reason Dez was unable to play Sunday against the Bills. We don't expect him to face the Redskins, either.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said the team will consider playing Dez Bryant in the season finale against the Redskins.

"If he can play, he'll play, but if he can't then he won't," Jones said. "Certainly not worth putting him out there if he's not healthy." Bryant is clearly not healthy, so it remains likely he sits out next week. It would not be surprising if he lands on injured reserve. Bryant has just three touchdown catches in nine games this season.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) is inactive for Week 16 against Buffalo.

Bryant was ruled out after not practicing all week. He remains a candidate to be shut down for the final two games. Also inactive for Dallas are OG Ronald Leary, OT Chaz Green, CB Morris Claiborne, QB Jameill Showers, LB Mark Nzeocha, and DE Jeremy Mincey.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) has been ruled out for Week 16.

The Cowboys downgraded Bryant after he didn't make the trip to Buffalo. There's rumors he could be shut down for the season. Jason Witten, Terrance Williams, and Cole Beasley will see increased targets in Bryant's place.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Kellen Moore
3Dak Prescott
4Jameill Showers
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
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Vince Mayle
4Lucky Whitehead
5Chris Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
3Justin Renfrow
4David Hedelin
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
3Boston Stiverson
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Jake Brendel
RG1Zack Martin
2Jared Smith
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
3Ryan Mack
K1Dan Bailey
2Matt Wile