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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) plans to be ready for OTAs.
Bryant is less than a month removed from a second foot surgery. He’s progressing on schedule, but will be managed throughout the offseason. Even if Bryant misses OTAs, he should be ready for training camp. Jan 30 - 3:28 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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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

Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website went so far as to predict Friday morning that Dez won't play again this season. Bryant didn't practice at all this week and is believed to be dealing with severe pain in his foot and ankle. Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley (knee, illness) is also questionable.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website does not expect Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) to play Sunday against the Bills.

Broaddus isn't necessarily a reporter, but he works closely with the team and is almost unfailingly correct with his Cowboys-related predictions. Broaddus believes Bryant is done for the season. The Bills should be able to control Sunday's game with Tyrod Taylor, Sammy Watkins, and their running game. With Kellen Moore under center, Dallas is painfully short on talent.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) will not practice again Thursday.

Bryant sat out Wednesday as well. The Cowboys have said they will not shut Dez down despite being out of the playoff hunt, but it is starting to look like he could miss this week. Dez will be just a touchdown-or-bust WR3 even if he suits up against Buffalo.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Dez Bryant (foot, knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's a rest day for Bryant. Coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys have no plans to shut Bryant down despite playing out a lost season.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reiterated the Cowboys will not shut down Dez Bryant.

"If guys are capable of playing, they're playing," Garrett said. "The objective is to win the game in Buffalo on Sunday. Anything else is secondary to that." The same is true for Brandon Carr and Tyrone Crawford, who are both dealing with injuries of their own. Dez has been noticeably slowed since returning from a broken foot and has Kellen Moore running the show at quarterback. He will be a touchdown-hope WR3 in the fantasy Super Bowl.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Dez Bryant caught 4-of-8 targets for 50 yards in the Cowboys' Week 15 loss to the Jets.

Bryant made two of his catches on slot routes -- avoiding Darrelle Revis -- and juked Revis on a blitz-beating quick hitter delivered by Kellen Moore, which went for a ten-yard touchdown. The TD was Bryant's third in nine games played this season. Although Moore moved the ball against the Jets better than Matt Cassel has, Bryant will remain a dicey WR3 play when the Cowboys take on Rex Ryan's Bills in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tony Romo
2Kellen Moore
3Jameill Showers
RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3Ben Malena
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
4Rodney Smith
5Donte Foster
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Vince Mayle
4Lucky Whitehead
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
3Geoff Swaim
LT1Tyron Smith
2Justin Renfrow
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
RG1Zack Martin
2Jared Smith
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey