2015 was not kind to the Dallas Cowboys. First they lost their all-star receiver to a broken foot after just one game. Three weeks later they lost their all-star quarterback to a broken collarbone. With their offense on injured reserve, America's Team turned a four-win season into a top position in the 2016 draft.
From a fantasy football perspective, it was a death knell for those of us that spent a first rounder on Dez Bryant. Missing time due to injury is one thing: playing as poorly as he did when he was active is another. The question is, will he rebound this season and reclaim his spot as one of the league’s greatest?
Of Historical Greatness and Future Dominance
For the foreseeable future, any conversation regarding who the best wide receiver in the NFL is has to include Bryant. Few will argue against that. When healthy, Bryant is one of the most dynamic and dominant players in the game at any position, and likely on his way to Canton when it’s all said and done.
His career arc is that of hall of famers. With 59 receiving touchdowns on his resume, despite a lost 2015 season, Bryant ranks 83rd all time and 14th among active players. This is a man that is built for the red zone. Standing 6’2” and weighing 220 pounds, he’s not only a giant among cornerbacks, he also features an elite combination of play-making abilities and workout metrics. And it shows up in the box score.