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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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FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
Overall Redraft - 7, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 16, 17
WR Redraft PPR - 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 12, 12, 16, 18
WR Dynasty - 3, 1, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 8
Overall Dynasty - 4, 1, 5, 5, 7, 8, 10

Stats and Projections

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 * * 93 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 90 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 95 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 98 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 5
WR: 2
Overall-PPR: 7

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Latest News

NFL | Potental 2016 free-agent WR class stout (Wed May 20, 12:28 PM) - The upcoming group of potential free-agent wide receivers includes four of the positions most dominant players, including Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green and Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, according to All four players are engaging in contract discussions on some level with their current teams.

Our View: This is making the assumption that Bryant and Thomas don't sign new long-term contract before the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players. We think both Green and Jones could get franchise tagged next offseason if they don't get extended some time before then.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant attends offseason program (Mon May 18, 01:11 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is participating in the strength and conditioning program, despite being at odds with the Cowboys regarding his current contract. 'I wanted to be here for my teammates,' Bryant said. 'In the past two years that locker room has changed. There is something special in there.' If Bryant isn't given a long-term deal, he may not practice with the team until late July when training camp begins.

Our View: The two sides have until July 15th to reach a new long-term deal. Bryant is a top-5 receiver in the game today, and he'll be compensated as such...either by Dallas or by some other team. If he doesn't get a new long-term deal, then Bryant can play on the one-year franchise tender of $12.8 million.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant's contract about risk (Wed May 13, 08:03 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant isn't appearing likely to receive the long-term deal he wants from the Cowboys this offseason. Even if the Cowboys are able to agree on the financial terms with Bryant, the wide receiver will need to agree to some type of off-the-field structure designed to limit his risk.

Our View: This has always been the case with Bryant, and the Cowboys have done a good job of monitoring him off the field so far in his pro career. The two sides may not be close now, but that could change instantly when the mid-July deadline approaches for signing franchise players to long-term contracts. Stay tuned.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant to return punts? (Mon May 11, 02:27 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant may return punts in 2015, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. With the loss of former WR Dwayne Harris, the Cowboys are in need of a new punt returner. Jones said that WR Cole Beasley will probably be the first option, but that Bryant could also be used since he returned punts in college and has done so in his professional career.

Our View: Bryant is too valuable to the offense to be used regularly as a punt returner. Whether he's playing on a new long-term contract or on his one-year franchise tender, Bryant is likely to be making around $14 million in 2015. That's too much money to risk injury as a return man.
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Cowboys | Other WRs affecting Dez Bryant contract (Sun May 10, 11:03 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's contract talks have been slowed by more than just issues between Bryant and the Cowboys, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday, May 6. 'I think a lot people want to naturally assume it's a Dez Bryant-Cowboy issue,' Jones said. 'I think it's a bigger issue than that right now. There's three or four young receivers in this league other than Dez that are going to be looking for long term contracts.'

Our View: The Bryant situation is similar to the Demaryius Thomas situation in Denver. Both are franchise tagged, and neither has signed their tender yet. The deadline to get a new long-term contract done with franchise players is July 15th. We don't expect either wide receiver to get anything done until we get much closer to that deadline. Any long-term contract struck by one could be used as a guideline for the other. Both could sign deals with an annual average salary over $14 million.
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