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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
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Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Dez Bryant (broken foot) returning by Week 7 is a "very fair goal."
Reports on Bryant's recovery timetable have been all over the map, but a return after six weeks would be on the early side of most projections. Even if he does not make it back for Week 7, the Cowboys choosing not to place Bryant on injured reserve-designated for return suggests they expect him back in early November. Terrance Williams will continue to operate as the No. 1 until Dez returns. Sep 25 - 10:58 PM

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ESPN's Ed Werder reports that the bone graft performed during Dez Bryant's foot injury improves his chances of coming back within six weeks.

It's telling that the Cowboys haven't placed Bryant on the I.R./Designated to Return List. That would suggest the team believes his return will come within 6-8 weeks. That's more favorable than the grim 10-12 week timetable established by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport earlier Sunday morning. Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley will have expanded roles during Bryant's absence.
Sep 20 - 9:23 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dez Bryant (foot) needed a bone graft in his surgery Monday and is now expected to miss 10-12 weeks.

Initially expected to miss 4-6 weeks, we may not see Bryant until December, if he returns to the field at all this season. A bone graft suggests Bryant's foot was weaker in the fifth metatarsal area and needed more support for the healing process. The Cowboys have discussed short-term I.R. as a possibility for Bryant, but coach Jason Garrett wants Bryant to have "every opportunity" to come back as soon as possible. For now, Devin Street is expected to start for Bryant. If you haven't traded Bryant in redraft, you may have missed the boat.
Sep 20 - 8:17 AM

In a radio interview, Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant's broken bone in his right foot will take six full weeks to heal.

Jones said Bryant can begin doing conditioning work in three weeks. Reports on when Bryant will return have been all over the map, but it sounds like the initial four-week hope can be ruled out. Bryant will almost certainly be sidelined through the Cowboys' Week 6 bye.
Sep 15 - 10:34 AM

ESPN's Dr. Mark Adickes said it is likely Dez Bryant misses 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his right foot Monday.

Adickes called the initial 4-6 week timetable aggressive. ESPN Dallas reported yesterday Week 8 was a "more likely" return date for Dez, which would be on the early side of Dr. Adickes' timetable. 12 weeks could push Bryant's return closer to Thanksgiving. The only thing certain is the Cowboys will be without Dez for at least the next month.
Sep 15 - 8:28 AM

ESPN Dallas considers November 1 against Seattle to be Dez Bryant's (foot) "more likely" return date.

That would be Week 8. It's based on the timeline being given by the Cowboys with regard to Bryant's fractured fifth metatarsal. Terrance Williams is expected to man Bryant's usual X receiver position, with Devin Street handling more snaps at Z and Cole Beasley staying in the slot. The Cowboys are also very likely to use more two-tight end sets, increasing Gavin Escobar's usage.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 14 - 4:16 PM

The Dallas Morning News reports Dez Bryant is dealing with a broken fifth metatarsal, and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

It's also known as a "Jones fracture." It's the same injury that plagued the NBA's Kevin Durant last season, limiting him to 27 games and leading to three surgeries. That's a worst-case scenario, of course, but reminder that Bryant has a complicated recovery ahead of him. At the very least, he's going to miss a month. Marvin Jones missed all of 2014 with a Jones issue.
Sep 14 - 2:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the "belief is" Dez Bryant (broken foot) will be ready to return closer to four weeks than six.

Bryant will likely undergo surgery on a broken bone in his right foot on Monday. If Bryant is able to hit the bottom of his 4-6 week timetable, he could be ready by Week 5. The Cowboys have a bye Week 6, however, so the safe move may be to let him rest through the bye even if he is close to 100 percent. Terrance Williams will take over as the No. 1 receiver in Dallas with Bryant sidelined.
Sep 14 - 12:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant has a broken bone in his right foot which will require surgery.

Jones said Bryant will be out 4-6 weeks. That timetable would put Week 5 against New England as Bryant's earliest return date, but with the Cowboys on bye Week 6, they would likely decide to give Dez an extra week of rest even if he is close. Bryant will definitely miss Dallas' pivotal divisional game against the Eagles next week. The Cowboys' receiver corps is bare behind Bryant, but Terrance Williams will be on the WR2 map based on volume alone while Dez is out. Cole Beasley also becomes a WR3/4 in PPR formats.
Sep 14 - 12:04 AM

Dez Bryant exited Sunday night's opener against the Giants with a foot injury.

It's second time Bryant was forced from the game after leaving in the first quarter with dehydration issues. He had to be helped to the locker room and is done for the game. Bryant finished with five catches for 48 yards on seven targets.
Sep 13 - 11:10 PM

Dez Bryant (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 1.

The Cowboys took a cautious approach with Bryant's hamstring, holding him out of the final two preseason games. His status for Sunday night's opener was never in doubt. Bryant will be a high-end WR1 against the Giants secondary.
Sep 9 - 4:55 PM

Dez Bryant (hamstring) is expected to practice in full on Wednesday.

Smartly, the Cowboys treated Bryant's hamstring recovery as cautiously as possible, holding him out of Dallas' final two preseason games. He should be healthy enough this week that it wouldn't be surprising if he weren't listed on the injury report altogether. Dez will start against the Giants in Week 1.
Sep 7 - 1:09 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (hamstring) will sit out the final two preseason games.

"I’m not sure we’re satisfied that it’s necessary for him to extend that [hamstring]," Jones said. "We don’t have to have him. That’s the way I look at it." Coach Jason Garrett said Bryant could be cleared for Saturday's dress rehearsal, but there's no reason for Dallas to risk a setback. Bryant will be all systems go for Week 1.
Aug 28 - 6:10 PM

Dez Bryant (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

The Cowboys have been taking it painfully slow with Bryant since he strained his hamstring on August 6. He will be all systems go for the regular season.
Aug 27 - 12:55 PM

Dez Bryant (hamstring) will not play in the Cowboys' second preseason game.

Bryant strained his left hamstring in practice on August 6 and has been sidelined since. There does not appear to be any long-term concern over the injury. He will likely be ready to go for Dallas' regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 17 - 8:24 AM

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RB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
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4Christine Michael
GLB1Joseph Randle
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Lance Dunbar
2Darren McFadden
FB1Tyler Clutts
WR11Terrance Williams
2Devin Street
3Dez Bryant
WR21Cole Beasley
2Lucky Whitehead
3Brice Butler
WR31Devin Street
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
LG1Ronald Leary
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C1Travis Frederick
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RG1Zack Martin
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K1Dan Bailey