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Dez Bryant | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (24) / DAL
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Dez Bryant caught 4-of-6 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Vikings.
Bryant almost scored a 57-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but couldn't quite get to the goal line. He fell corralling a just-south-of-perfect pass from Dak Prescott. Bryant was wide open after burning S Harrison Smith. Bryant's score was an eight-yarder where the Vikings confusingly gave him a massive cushion. Looking more on the same page with Dak Prescott each week, Bryant is averaging 88 yards over his past four games. He'll be a WR1 against Janoris Jenkins and the Giants next Sunday. Dec 1 - 11:53 PM

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Dez Bryant caught 5-of-7 targets for 72 yards in the Cowboys' Week 12 win over the Redskins.

Bryant had to contend with Josh Norman much of the day, but the Cowboys did a good job getting him some looks out of the slot to avoid Norman on the outside. On a couple big catches, he was able to beat the Redskins' lesser corners and was tackled at the one-yard line in the fourth quarter, leading to an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown on the next play. Bryant looks healthy despite being listed on the injury report with a back issue the past couple weeks. He'll do battle with Vikings No. 1 CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 13.
Nov 24 - 8:08 PM

Dez Bryant (back) is active for Week 12 against the Redskins.

Bryant's status wasn't in doubt. Inactive for the Cowboys are SS Barry Church, CB Morris Claiborne, QB Mark Sanchez, RB Darius Jackson, OT Chaz Green, DE Benson Mayowa and LB Mark Nzeocha.
Nov 24 - 3:09 PM

Dez Bryant (back) is questionable for Week 12 against the Redskins.

He's in no danger of missing the game. Bryant will do battle with Josh Norman.
Nov 23 - 2:25 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler believes the Redskins will "try to keep Josh Norman on the left side" of the field rather than shadow Dez Bryant.

Tandler does leave open the possibility that the Redskins "will adjust if needed," but it doesn't sound like Norman will full-out track Bryant all over the field. It's different than how Norman played Bryant last year with the Panthers. But Norman didn't shadow Bryant in Week 2 when these two teams last met. RCB Bashaud Breeland has been getting absolutely torched this season. If we were to make a guess, we'd bet Norman is on Bryant more often than not.
Nov 23 - 10:36 AM

Dez Bryant caught 6-of-8 targets for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' 27-17, Week 11 win over the Ravens.

On paper, this looked like a really juicy spot for Bryant, especially with the Ravens missing No. 1 CB Jimmy Smith. Bryant took advantage in a big way, burning rookie CB Tavon Young on both of his scores. The first was a four-yard touchdown on a fade in the end zone, while the second took some bully-ball work from Bryant. He caught a slant at the four-yard line and simply powered through Young into the end zone. Bryant led the team in catches, yards, and targets. Bryant will be back in action on Thanksgiving against Josh Norman and the Redskins.
Nov 20 - 4:10 PM

Dez Bryant (back) is active for Week 11 against the Ravens.

As expected. Bryant popped up on the injury report Friday, but he's ready to roll against the Jimmy Smith-less Ravens. He's on the WR1 map. Inactive for the Cowboys are QB Mark Sanchez, CB Morris Claiborne, RB Darius Jackson, SS Barry Church, LB Mark Nzeocha, OT Chaz Green, and DE Benson Mayowa. Tony Romo is active as Dak Prescott's backup.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Baltimore’s best corner, Jimmy Smith, is officially inactive, which is a nice upgrade for Dez. In week 6, Smith held Odell Beckham to under 20 yards in the first half, but after exiting early in the second with a concussion, Beckham went off for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. Smith holds their secondary together. Bryant has topped 100 yards and scored in two of the three games he’s played since returning from injury. Fortunately, he's still priced at a bit of a discount. Bryant is a great option in all formats.
Nov 20 - 11:42 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dez Bryant (back, questionable) will play in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Ravens.

Dez was a late addition to the injury report but there was never much doubt about his status for Week 11. Coming off his third 100-yard receiving game of the season, Dez carries WR1 upside this week against a Baltimore secondary that will likely be without shutdown corner Jimmy Smith (back, doubtful).
Nov 20 - 8:29 AM

Dez Bryant (back) was limited at Friday's practice.

Bryant was added to the injury report with a back issue but according to ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer, "there's little doubt he will play" Sunday against the Ravens. He'll be in a great spot too with the Baltimore's best corner Jimmy Smith (back) listed as doubtful. Bryant has reached 100 yards receiving in three of his last five games and should be treated as a borderline WR1 this week.
Nov 18 - 3:32 PM

Dez Bryant corralled six-of-nine targets for 116 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Cowboys' Week 10 win over the Steelers.

What an effort. Still grieving from losing his father a day earlier, Dez played easily his best game of the season in a hostile environment at Heinz Field. Dez was productive in the first half (three catches for 49 yards) but really came to life after halftime. He schooled Artie Burns on his touchdown, beating him down the left sideline for an easy 50-yard score. Dez couldn’t haul in a two-point conversion try that would have put the Cowboys ahead by seven with under two minutes remaining, but Dallas survived anyway. Bryant has now eclipsed 100 yards in three of his last five games. Dez will be a borderline WR1 against the Ravens in Week 11.
Nov 13 - 8:31 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh.

He was a full participant all week in practice and should be all systems go despite the Q tag. As Bryant projects to run most of his Week 10 routes at struggling Steelers rookie RCB Artie Burns, this looks like a potential breakout game for Dez, whose production has been volatile throughout the season.
Nov 11 - 3:09 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) is practicing fully for Week 10.

Bryant's knee injury is no longer an issue. His lack of chemistry with Dak Prescott is, however, a cause for concern. In five games, Bryant has caught just 39 percent of his targets from the talented rookie. Dez will be a WR2 against Pittsburgh in Week 10.
Nov 9 - 4:13 PM

Dez Bryant caught 1-of-4 targets for 19 yards Week 9 against the Browns.

Bryant did face shadow coverage from Joe Haden for most of the game, but it was a massive bust in what should have been a prime spot. Bryant could have saved his fantasy day with a diving catch in the end zone in the first half, but the pass bounced off his hands. Haden probably should have been flagged for DPI, but it is the type of play Bryant is expected to make. He will look to bounce back next week in Pittsburgh.
Nov 6 - 4:01 PM

Dez Bryant (knee, back) is officially active for Week 9 against the Browns.

Bryant was limited on Wednesday and hit with a questionable tag Friday, but there was never much doubt about his availability. Even likely to draw shadow coverage from Joe Haden, Bryant is a locked-in WR1. Dallas declared Tony Romo (back), SS Barry Church (forearm), CB Morris Claiborne (groin), LB Ryan Davis (hamstring), OT Chaz Green (foot), LB Mark Nzeocha, and RB Darius Jackson inactive for Week 9.
Nov 6 - 11:36 AM

Dez Bryant (knee, back) is questionable for Week 9 against the Browns.

But not really. Bryant has practiced fully the last two days and should play his normal snaps Sunday at Cleveland. Coming off a 113-yard effort against Philadelphia, Dez will be a solid WR1 this week.
Nov 4 - 3:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Tony Romo
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darius Jackson
5Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey