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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
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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. Dec 10 - 4:47 PM

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Dez Bryant caught 5-of-7 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Redskins.

The touchdown was Dez's first since Week 7. With Bryant demanding the ball, Dak Prescott gave him a chance to win a 1-on-1 against Bashaud Breeland in the end zone. Bryant obliged, skying for his 72nd career touchdown, giving him the Cowboys' receiving record for scores. Bryant also drew an end zone DPI, setting the Cowboys up at the one-yard line. Bryant still wasn't gaining a ton of separation, though he's now averaged over 12 yards per catch in back-to-back weeks, getting his YPC back above 11.0 for the season. The Giants' Janoris Jenkins-less defense is a plus matchup for Week 14.
Nov 30 - 11:40 PM

Dez Bryant caught 3-of-5 targets for 37 yards in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

Bryant was held without a catch in the first half and was trailed by CB Casey Hayward much of the afternoon. Bryant has posted a couple duds in the three games since Ezekiel Elliott's suspension went into effect. He had a 3-39 day Week 10 at Atlanta and followed it up with an 8-63 last week. Bryant has underperformed greatly in 2017 and is more of a WR3 at this point in time. He gets a matchup with Josh Norman next Thursday night in Washington.
Nov 23 - 7:43 PM

Dez Bryant caught 8-of-14 targets for 63 yards in Week 11 against the Eagles.

Bryant was held in check before the Cowboys abandoned the run in the second half. He was shadowed with CB Ronald Darby for most of the night. Bryant was held out of the end-zone for the fourth straight weeks. With Dak Prescott and the offensive line struggling, Bryant will be a WR2 for Week 12.
Nov 19 - 11:59 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) will play in Week 11 against the Eagles.

Bryant was removed from the injury report after practicing fully the last two days. He should play his normal snaps Sunday night, but the Cowboys pass protection is a concern with LT Tyron Smith sidelined. Bryant is more of a midrange WR2 for Week 11.
Nov 17 - 5:02 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) will practice on Thursday.

Bryant is returning to practice a day earlier this week, suggesting he is a little healthier. There does not seem to be any concern about Dez suiting up, but he was limited to just three catches for 39 yards against the Falcons. He is in the WR2 range this week.
Nov 16 - 11:54 AM

Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

He followed this routine last week and ended up suiting up Sunday against the Falcons, catching 3-of-7 targets for 39 yards in the blowout loss. Expect Bryant to be out there against the Eagles this Sunday night.
Nov 15 - 12:48 PM

Dez Bryant caught 3-of-7 passes for 39 yards in Week 10 against the Falcons.

Bryant didn’t practice much this week with an ankle injury. He got all his yards in the first half before fading late with the Cowboys getting blown out. With the offensive line struggling to pass protect, Bryant didn't have a chance to make any plays downfield. Bryant will have a better matchup in Week 11 against the Eagles.
Nov 12 - 7:49 PM

Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) is active for Week 10 against the Falcons.

This was expected despite Bryant's limited practice week. Bryant isn't 100 percent, but should be featured heavily with Ezekiel Elliott suspended. He has the makings for a blow up game against the Falcons secondary in what projects as a high-scoring matchup. The Cowboys inactives are K Dan Bailey, CB Chidobe Awuzie, LT Tyron Smith, TE Geoff Swaim, and DL Daniel Ross, and LB Justin March-Lillard, and OLB Justin Durant.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Bryant second in the league both total red zone targets (14) and looks inside the ten-yard line (8). He should continue to pick up opportunities in scoring position against a middle-of-the-pack Falcons RZ defense allowing a touchdown on 52% of their opponent's trips inside the 20 (14th).With Bryant set to pick up more volume all over the field without Elliott, he’s shaping up as a solid value in DFS.
Nov 12 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Dez Bryant (questionable, ankle, knee) is expected to play Week 10 against the Falcons.

This comes straight from the horse's mouth as Bryant has made it no secret that he plans to suit up Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Cowboys will probably air it out more with workhorse Ezekiel Elliott beginning a six-game suspension. That makes Bryant a no-brainer WR1, not that he wasn't already.
Nov 12 - 8:00 AM

Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) is questionable for Week 10 against the Falcons.

Bryant was reportedly "moving well" at Friday's practice. After sitting out early in the week, he's trending toward playing Sunday. Bryant isn't 100 percent, but has the makings for a big game in a potential shootout.
Nov 10 - 4:21 PM

According to the Dallas Morning News, Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) was "moving well" in his return to practice on Friday.

Beat writer Brandon George noted Bryant made a one-handed catch on Friday. After sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday, Dez's return bodes very well for his chances of facing the Falcons on Sunday. He will be a fringe WR1 in a game that has this week's highest total at 49 points.
Nov 10 - 2:59 PM

Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) said he plans to play Week 10 against the Falcons.

He's yet to practice this week but plans to do so on Friday and is optimistic he'll be active for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Bryant hurt his right knee last year as well, though this injury is to a different area. Dez was having one of his best games of the season before his injury in Week 9, gashing Kansas City for 73 yards on six catches. We would not consider it a given he suits up against the Falcons, but he is trending in the right direction.
Nov 9 - 3:24 PM

Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) does not appear to be practicing Thursday.

Coach Jason Garrett said he was hopeful Bryant would practice today, but the receiver reportedly stretched with the team before leaving for the rehab field. It is still possible he is listed as limited, but it is not much of an upgrade from his DNP on Wednesday. Bryant's availability appears truly up in the air.
Nov 9 - 12:55 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he is hopeful Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) will get in a limited practice Thursday.

It is not exactly a ringing endorsement of Bryant's availability this week, but it is at least a step in the correct direction after he sat out Wednesday's practice. For what it is worth, Garrett said Bryant's knee is the primary concern. His status is still up in the air.
Nov 9 - 11:47 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Cooper Rush
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Rod Smith
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Noah Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
2Byron Bell
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Byron Bell
RT1La'el Collins
K1Dan Bailey