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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys have not discussed a pay cut with Dez Bryant.
Rapoport reports Bryant and Jerry Jones recently had a conversation, but the team has not reached out to Bryant's agent about restructuring his deal. With the new league year only a day away, it looks like Dallas is prepared to keep the status quo with their top receiver for at least another season. Even so, they need to add some more weapons in the passing game. Mar 13 - 9:29 AM

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects Dez Bryant to return this season.

"As we sit right here, yes," Jones said at the Combine. "It takes two to do anything with his contract." The Cowboys have been giving out mixed signals on Bryant, but Jones makes it sound like they want him back on a restructured deal. Bryant has a $16.5 million 2018 cap hit — a number Dallas can reduce by $12.5 million from making him a post June cut. The Cowboys plan to meet with Bryant in the "immediate future" to discuss his spot with the team.
Mar 3 - 3:26 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett declined to say if Dez Bryant will return this season.

"We have a tremendous amount of love for Dez as an organization," Garrett said. "Obviously there are a lot of decisions we have to make with our team. We have some guys at different kinds of contracts that you have to discuss every year." Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones also didn't rule out cutting Bryant after calling him a "distraction" this offseason. Bryant's on-field production has been in decline the last three years and he hasn't looked the same since a Jones fracture derailed his 2015 season. The Cowboys can save $12.5 million from making Bryant a post June cut.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 28 - 6:01 PM

The Cowboys are not planning to meet with Dez Bryant's representation at the Combine.

EVP Stephen Jones did say the sides would meet "sooner rather than later." Due $12.5 million after another down season, Bryant is a candidate for a pay cut, though he doesn't seem like the pay cut taking type.
Feb 27 - 1:20 PM

Three-of-four Cowboys beat writers polled by the Dallas Morning News predicted Dez Bryant will remain a Cowboy in 2018.

Bryant's on-field performance clearly declined in 2017, and EVP Stephen Jones recently called Dez a "distraction" for his sideline antics. The Morning News' David Moore and Jon Machota predicted Bryant will return after taking a pay cut, and colleague Brandon George said the Cowboys believe new WRs coach Sanjay Lal plus scheme changes will help Bryant improve. Fellow Cowboys reporter Kate Hairopoulos didn't make a prediction in the four-writer poll.
Jan 26 - 1:57 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Dez Bryant "needs to understand" his behavior on the sideline affects his teammates.

Jones made news by calling Bryant's outbursts a "distraction" earlier this week, but he is not interested in walking those comments back. "I think he needs to understand that it’s not something that’s just affecting him," Jones said. "It does affect his teammates." Jerry Jones said the team plans to keep Bryant around, but Stephen has struck a less welcoming tone. Bryant is set to earn $12.5 million next season.
Jan 25 - 10:34 AM

Speaking at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team has no plans to move on from Dez Bryant.

Jones said he expects Bryant to return in 2018, though he didn't say if the Cowboys would ask him to take a pay cut. Bryant has failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving or double-digit touchdowns in his last three seasons and led the league with 12 dropped passes in 2017. Jones' son, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones, has also suggested that Bryant's behavior on the sidelines has become a "distraction." As it stands now, the 29-year-old will earn $12.5 million next season.
Jan 23 - 5:59 PM

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Dez Bryant's behavior on the sidelines "can be a distraction."

In addition to his behavior, Jones questioned Bryant's fit with Dak Prescott and his place on the team. "The chemistry between Dak and Dez is different between Tony (Romo) and Dez. ... It hasn’t hit on all cylinders on how the connection works. It’s a work in progress," Jones said. "And we just have to really get our hands around, when you put all the full body of work together, where that's headed." Owed $12.5 million and coming off one of his least productive seasons, Dez was by no means a lock to return, but these comments make it seem like Dallas is seriously considering a divorce. Of course, Jones also might be trying to soften up Bryant before asking him to take a pay cut, an idea Dez shot down in December. Cutting Bryant would save the Cowboys $8.5 million against the cap but leave them with nothing resembling a No. 1 receiver.
Jan 23 - 9:53 AM

Dez Bryant caught 3-of-8 targets for 24 yards in Week 17 against the Eagles.

It's a fitting end for Bryant, who never looked on the same page with Dak Prescott this year. Bryant had just three 20-plus yard catches despite playing in every game. It's fair to wonder if Bryant is headed for a decline stage as he enters his age-30 season. Bryant shouldn't be drafted as more than a WR2 in 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) isn't listed on the Week 17 injury report.

Bryant has been playing through a minor knee issue for the last two months. He practiced fully Friday and will be active for the season finale. With Dallas out of playoff contention, it's possible Bryant's snaps could be scaled back.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Bryant was not listed on the injury report Wednesday, but he said after practice he has been bothered by knee tendinitis for the last eight weeks. With Dallas out of the playoff hunt, perhaps that is enough to keep him off the field on Sunday. His status will be updated on Friday.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Dez Bryant said he is not willing to take a pay cut this offseason.

Bryant is owed $12.5 million in 2018 with a $16.5 million cap hit. When asked about taking a cut, Bryant answered as if he was thinking out loud. "I haven't heard no talks about that, but if it comes," Bryant said. "I don't know, probably not. Hell, no! I believe in me!" There has not been any indication the Cowboys will ask Bryant to take a cut, but a showdown could be on the horizon if they do. Barring a massive finale, Bryant will fail to crack 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns for the third season in a row despite playing all 16 games this year.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:34:00 AM

Dez Bryant pulled in three catches for 44 yards on six targets Sunday in the Cowboys’ Week 16 loss to the Seahawks.

Remarkably, his 44 yards were a game-high. Most of Bryant’s yards came on a 33-yard strike from Dak Prescott midway through the third quarter. The catch was one of very few highlights for Bryant, who committed two drops including one that led to an interception. Bryant also lost a fumble in the second quarter on a play where Byron Maxwell punched the ball right out of his hand. Barring a miraculous finish against the Eagles in Week 17, Bryant will finish short of 1,000 yards for the third straight season. At 29, it’s possible, if not likely, that Bryant’s best years are behind him.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Dez Bryant caught 2-of-4 targets for 59 yards in Week 15 against Oakland.

Bryant was held catchless in the first half. He got almost all his production on a 40-yard catch that set up the game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. It was just Bryant's second 20-plus yard catch on the year. Bryant should benefit from Ezekiel Elliott returning next week. He's a WR2 against Seattle's injured secondary.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Dez Bryant absorbed three-of-five targets for 73 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Cowboys’ Week 14 win over the Giants.

Bryant got off to a poor start with a pair of first-half drops but redeemed himself by going for a 50-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. He won his matchup with Brandon Dixon and found nothing but green grass in front of him. Dez was only targeted once after halftime as the Cowboys leaned heavily on Rod Smith and Alfred Morris down the stretch. Bryant has had concerningly few blow-up games this year but still leads the team with six touchdown receptions and gets a favorable matchup with Oakland in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:47:00 PM

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