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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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Coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in his knee, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be able to play Week 4 at the 49ers.
Garrett called it a "day by day, week by week" thing, so who knows what that means. If we were to simply make an educated guess, we'd say Bryant doesn't play Sunday. Hairline fractures in the fibula, which is at the base of the leg rather than the knee, often require multiple weeks of recovery. Bryant didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. Sep 28 - 2:41 PM

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Dez Bryant (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

The Cowboys say Tuesday's MRI results aren't yet known. Yeah, okay, right. Beat writers remain in the dark regarding Bryant's injury and status. It's truly anybody's guess whether Bryant will play against the 49ers.
Sep 28 - 11:42 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports Dez Bryant (knee) is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Owner Jerry Jones said on the radio Tuesday morning Bryant had not undergone an MRI, but he did leave open the possibility he would have one later in the day. It looks like the test will happen, but the fact they have waited suggests there is not much concern. At this point, Bryant should still be expected to play.
Sep 27 - 10:12 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant (knee) has not undergone an MRI and is expected to play this week against the 49ers.

Jones conceded Dez could have an MRI this week, but it does not sound like the team is concerned about his knee injury. His status for this week will become clearer after Wednesday's practice, but for now he should be expected to play. Dez will be a WR1 in a great matchup against the 49ers.
Sep 27 - 9:40 AM

Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday.

Bryant scored in the fourth quarter of Sunday evening's Bears shellacking, but evidently tweaked something. X-rays came back negative, but the Cowboys were compelled to do further testing. For what it's worth, owner Jerry Jones said he's "fine with it," but clearly nothing can be ruled out until the MRI results come back. We'll learn Bryant's status some time on Monday.
Sep 26 - 2:10 AM

Dez Bryant caught 3-of-6 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

Bryant briefly exited with a knee injury on the opening drive. He stayed in the game, but was noticeably limited. Bryant managed to save his night with a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but his lack of yards in two of three games is concerning. Bryant is a must-start against the 49ers' secondary in Week 4.
Sep 26 - 12:10 AM

Dez Bryant caught 7-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

The Cowboys made much more of an effort to get Bryant involved following his slow opener, sending seven targets his way in the first half. Bryant may continue to struggle with consistency with rookie Dak Prescott under center, however. He does have a terrific matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Bryant is best viewed as a high-ceiling, lowered-floor WR2 going forward.
Sep 18 - 4:49 PM

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys are working to create new routes for Dez Bryant so that he can "get open quickly."

The routes are also designed to make things simpler for Dak Prescott, who looked lost at times in Week 1. The Cowboys need to get Bryant more involved after only going to him four times in the opener. It looks like Bryant will avoid Josh Norman, which also boosts his fantasy stock. He's a high-upside WR2.
Sep 18 - 10:44 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Redskins CB Josh Norman won't shadow Dez Bryant in Week 2.

Instead he'll be blanketed by Bashaud Breeland, who was torched by Antonio Brown in Monday's opener. Breeland is a capable corner but it's still a bit puzzling that the Redskins are content to leave Norman on one side of the field after breaking the bank for him this offseason. Dez is hoping for a bounce-back effort after catching just one pass in Week 1. Avoiding Norman secures his status as a WR2.
Sep 18 - 8:37 AM

Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott said he is not going to force the ball to Dez Bryant.

Prescott said Bryant needs to be more involved, but he is not going to force throws just to get him targets. "I’m going to continue to run our offense," the rookie said. "If Dez is the read, Dez is the read." After Bryant saw just five targets -- a full seven fewer than Cole Beasley -- Week 1 against the Giants, the Cowboys need to get their star receiver more involved this week.
Sep 15 - 12:15 PM

Dez Bryant caught 1-of-5 targets for eight yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Bryant could have had a touchdown, but couldn't secure the ball as he came to ground. Sound familiar? The one grab was shocking on a day where Dak Prescott attempted 45 passes, completing 25 of them. Bryant will remain more of a WR2 for Week 2 as the Cowboys contend with Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland against the Redskins.
Sep 11 - 7:51 PM

Dez Bryant (concussion) is absent from the Week 1 injury report.

Bryant was concussed the week of the Cowboys' third preseason game, but is ready to rock for Sunday's opener against the Giants. With the Cowboys breaking in a fourth-round rookie at quarterback, Bryant is a borderline WR1.
Sep 8 - 1:38 PM

Dez Bryant (concussion) said he feels "unstoppable."

"I'm going to catch anything that's thrown to me," Bryant added. Dez returned to practice Sunday after missing almost a week with concussion-like symptoms, although the star receiver does not think he actually suffered a concussion. Either way, he should be fully healthy well before Week 1. Even with Tony Romo (back) out, Bryant remains a solid WR1.
Aug 29 - 11:47 AM

Dez Bryant (concussion) will participate in individual drills at Sunday's practice.

So will Tyrone Crawford. Both players are still waiting for full clearance after suffering concussions last week. Dez should be ready for the Cowboys' season opener against the Giants two weeks from today.
Aug 28 - 12:20 PM

Dez Bryant (concussion) won't travel with the Cowboys for their third preseason game Thursday.

He suffered a concussion at Monday's practice and hasn't been cleared yet. Tyrone Crawford (concussion) won't be making the trip to Seattle either. Bryant has caught all four of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown this preseason. His Week 1 status doesn't appear to be in danger.
Aug 24 - 7:31 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
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey