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WR Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys

6-2, 225Born: 11-4-1988College: Oklahoma StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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Summary

Bryant seems to have proven his worth in fantasy and NFL terms, however the Cowboys have used the franchise tag on him for the time being. He could and should get an extension before the season, and he has arrived as a perennial top 15 pick in fantasy leagues. The Cowboys offense was highly efficient and run-heavy last year. If the running game falters without Demarco Murray, Bryant could get a higher volume of targets and challenge to be the #1 fantasy wide receiver. With his track record of production through nagging injuries, he is one of the safest picks in the early part of fantasy drafts. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 7
Overall Redraft - 7, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 16, 17, 18
WR Redraft PPR - 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 12, 16, 17
WR Dynasty - 2, 1, 4, 5, 5, 5
Overall Dynasty - 3, 1, 5, 5, 7, 10

Stats and Projections

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2012 DAL 16 2 -5 0 138 92 1382 12
2013 DAL 16 1 1 0 159 93 1233 13 1
2014 DAL 16 0 0 0 136 88 1320 16
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 0 * * 92 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 95 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 98 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 7
WR: 2
Overall-PPR: 7
WR-PPR: 3

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Latest News

Cowboys | Dez Bryant deal done soon? (Mon Jul 6, 05:28 PM) - Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's long-term deal could be done as soon as the middle of the week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo talks Dez Bryant deal (Mon Jul 6, 03:37 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's impending long-term deal is taking a while to get done, but QB Tony Romo believes it will work out. Romo said the NFL is a business, and that Bryant's absence during the offseason is part of that business aspect. However, Romo said he thinks a deal will work out.

Our View: Romo's personality is polite and good-natured. He's not going say anything to call out his teammate or his organization while still projecting vague positivity. He's set up to extract more production out of crazy pass efficiency numbers from 2014 if the Cowboys don't get as much out of their backfield this year.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant bluffing? (Sat Jul 4, 10:05 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has threatened to miss games if he does not receive a long-term deal, but the Cowboys are not budging on their original offers because they believe Bryant is bluffing.

Our View: The Cowboys stared down Demarco Murray all the way to him signing with a division rival, so their mettle is not worth testing in endurance contests. They likely have their number that reflects a high number, but not the highest number for a wide receiver, and Bryant's camp feels they deserve it. They can play out this year under a franchise tag in an attempt to get a better deal next year with less of a chance of being tagged because it is more expensive, but Bryant will also be a year older.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant deal coming soon? (Sat Jul 4, 02:39 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant impending long-term deal may be announced after the July 4 weekend, according to Mike Fisher of CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. The comfort level in the negotiation process has supposedly increased of late. Both sides have until Wednesday, July 15, to agree on a long-term deal.

Our View: Deadlines spur action. Either way bet on Bryant to be ready to play and signed on the dotted line for at least one year come Week 1.
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Cowboys | No progress in Dez Bryant talks (Fri Jul 3, 12:43 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has had no progress in contract talks with the team, according to sources. The Cowboys are not budging off their offer of a long-term deal with $20 million guaranteed initially and more guarantees later. The team believes Bryant is bluffing about missing a game or two in a holdout. The team also believes Bryant has financial issues and needs the money, according to the sources.

Our View: Bryant is at the peak of his career and the Cowboys might not want to pay peak price for the years at the end of any new contract that would come after his prime. Bryant might be best off playing for the franchise tag this year and forcing the Cowboys to pay more for the right to use it as a bargaining chip again next year instead of taking the best deal he can get now.
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