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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
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Dez Bryant (shoulder) was limited to running sprints off to the side at Wednesday's practice.
The Cowboys are giving Bryant some rest after his dinged his shoulder in the Week 2 win over the Titans. He'll be fine as a top-flight WR1 against the Rams this week. St. Louis has inconsistent junior CB Janoris Jenkins on one side with sixth-round rookie E.J. Gaines manning the left side. It's a dream matchup. Sep 17 - 12:57 PM

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Dez Bryant caught 10-of-14 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

Bryant bounced back from his Week 1 dud in a big way. Bryant was frustrated early, yelling at coaches and teammates on the sideline, but really got cooking once the Titans lost No. 1 CB Jason McCourty. Bryant got away with a minor shove on his three-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but he was physically dominant all afternoon. That's despite missing a first-quarter series with a minor shoulder injury. Bryant has an appetizing Week 3 matchup in the Rams.
Sep 14 - 4:18 PM

Dez Bryant caught 4-of-6 targets for 55 yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

One of Bryant's missed targets was a pick Tony Romo tossed into double coverage. Bryant could have maybe gotten more looks, but made a habit of checking out of the game in the second half as he battled dehydration. From Romo's play to Bryant's conditioning, it was an extremely disappointing opener, but Bryant is locked in as a top-five wideout.
Sep 7 - 7:50 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys and contract-year WR Dez Bryant failed to agree to a long-term extension prior to Bryant's self-imposed deadline.

Like most players, Bryant preferred not to negotiate in-season. Unlike most players, Bryant has made no noise regarding his soon-to-expire contract. He knows he's going to get paid. If the two sides can't reach a deal by next spring, the Cowboys will use the franchise tag. Bryant is our No. 4 receiver this week.
Sep 7 - 7:51 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys and contract-year WR Dez Bryant have made some progress on a long-term deal, but it's "up in the air" if it'll get done before the season.

After locking up LT Tyron Smith, the Cowboys have turned all of their attention to Bryant. Unfortunately for Jerry Jones, there's little flexibility under the salary cap. And with Bryant already an extreme bargain at $1.78 million, not much room can be created under the cap. Bryant has stated numerous times that he's not worried about his contract. He knows he's elite and will be paid like it by someone. If a long-term deal can't be reached, the franchise tag is an option.
Aug 26 - 11:04 AM

Dez Bryant caught 4-of-5 targets for 32 yards against the Dolphins' Saturday night.

He was physically dominant all night, showing strong hands and using his body to shield defenders. Dez is primed for a huge season, and should be one of the first three wide receivers off the board. Bryant has 7 receptions for 91 yards (13 YPR) and a touchdown through two preseason games.
Aug 23 - 9:55 PM

Dez Bryant caught all three of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' second preseason game Saturday night.

He caught three of Tony Romo's four completions before exiting with the first-team offense after two possessions of action. Bryant was the best player on the field in Saturday's clash with the Ravens, and is a locked-in top-ten fantasy pick regardless of format. With Romo showing his back isn't a major concern, Dez is worth considering as early as the No. 7 fantasy pick overall.
Aug 16 - 10:04 PM

Through two weeks of training camp, Dez Bryant has been "just as good if not better" than he's been over the last two seasons.

Bryant has posted back-to-back campaigns of 90+ catches, 1,200+ yards and 12+ touchdowns, and is showing no signs of slowing down as he enters his prime. Now in a contract year, he has even more upside this year thanks to the presence of Scott Linehan, a defense that will yield shootouts and an offensive line that will give Tony Romo tons of time. There's not too much separating Bryant, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones and Demaryius Thomas right now.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Aug 11 - 11:08 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill says the Cowboys have "plenty of space" under the salary cap to extend Dez Bryant.

This conflicts with a report from Ian Rapoport, who said Tyron Smith's $98 million extension would make a new contract for Bryant "nearly impossible." Hill disagrees, saying the Cowboys still have "a little less that $10 million" in cap space. Regardless of the logistics, it does not appear Dallas and Dez are close to an agreement.
Jul 30 - 6:41 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Cowboys LT Tyron Smith's new contract makes an extension for Dez Bryant "nearly impossible."

Rapoport added there had been "little progress anyway," and that Dez "may benefit from playing it out." Dez wants to be paid like one of the top receivers in the league, but the Cowboys have reservations about handing a big-money extension to a player with the injury and the off-the-field history of Bryant. Dallas' train wreck of a salary-cap also does not help the situation. Bryant is set to make $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Jul 30 - 3:12 PM

Tony Romo said that if he were getting married this year, Dez Bryant would be a groomsman.

Romo and Bryant are in their fifth year together. "He's like a little brother to me," the quarterback said. Over the last two seasons, Bryant has 185 catches, 2,615 yards and 25 touchdowns -- and now he has Scott Linehan on his side. Linehan has proven to be an expert at getting alpha receivers open, as evidenced by Randy Moss in Minnesota, Torry Holt in St. Louis and most recently Calvin Johnson. Linehan even coaxed a top-ten fantasy season out of Chris Chambers in Miami.
Jul 28 - 8:04 AM

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys and walk-year WR Dez Bryant have had "several" contract discussions, but are "not close" to a long-term agreement.

According to reporter Tim MacMahon, Bryant believes he's "earned the right to be among the highest-paid receivers in the league," but understands he'll likely have to wait. "I feel like as long as I take care of business on that field, the rest will be taken care of," Bryant said Thursday. Making $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract, Bryant is one of the biggest bargains in the league. The Cowboys' salary-cap disaster will surely make any long-term talks complex.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 24 - 11:02 PM

ESPN Dallas indicates Jimmy Graham's four-year, $40 million deal that contains $21 million guaranteed could be a baseline for Dez Bryant's next contract.

That would be the absolute floor for Bryant, who will in all likelihood blow Graham's deal out of the water. Bryant turns 26 in November, while Graham will be 28 in the same month. Unlike Graham, Dez can beat cornerbacks deep and rip the top off a defense. He arguably hasn't even reached his prime and very well could overtake Calvin Johnson as the top receiver in the game, as Megatron is closing in on his 30th birthday. Johnson is operating on a seven-year, $113 million deal with Detroit. Bryant is owed just $1.78 million this season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 15 - 3:45 PM

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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 3 - 6:20 PM

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

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PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Brandon Weeden
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3Joseph Randle
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Dez Bryant
2Devin Street
WR21Terrance Williams
2Cole Beasley
3Dwayne Harris
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3James Hanna
K1Dan Bailey