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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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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Bryant reminded us that he can take over games and basically be uncoverable when his team needs a key reception. The Cowboys offense is firing on all cylinders, which should mean a massive night against Washington this week.

Week 8: vs Washington Redskins

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs NO 0 0 0 6 3 44 1 0
5 vs HOU 0 0 0 14 9 85 1 0
6 at SEA 0 0 0 10 4 63 0 0
7 vs NYG 0 0 0 12 9 151 0 0
8 vs WAS PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
8 vs WAS PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
8 vs WAS PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs HOU (14 / 9 / 85 / 1 rec)

Until late in the game against Houston, the Texans held Bryant in check. Short routes were contested and Bryant struggled to find room after the catch. Bryant got loose down the sidelines against single coverage early in the second half, but Tony Romo had one of his rare misses on the play. Bryant converted a goal line fade route with ease as the Texans chose to single-cover Bryant on the play. The Romo-Bryant connection on those plays has become natural and high-probability play of late. With 20 seconds left in regulation Bryant dropped a receiver screen that appeared to be well-blocked on the edge of field goal range. Dallas ultimately moved the ball and attempted a field goal (missed), but Bryant missed an opportunity to win the game. Bryant redeemed himself in overtime, however, making a highlight reel reception against single coverage down the sideline. Bryant high-pointed the pass, bobbled it, and then controlled the ball as he hit the ground. The 37-yard reception moved Dallas into field goal range, which Dan Bailey made, for the home win.

2014 Week 6 vs SEA (10 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)

Bryant was covered often by Richard Sherman this week, but that did not stop Tony Romo from targeting Bryant 10 times against Seattle. After a slow start that included a diving catch out of bounds and two tipped away targets, Bryant got hot in the second half. On one occasion, Bryant got free from Sherman on a deep crossing route, only to be tripping up after the catch. Without that, Bryant may have scored on the play. Bryant's play of the game came with seven minutes remaining on a back-shoulder connection in a must-convert third down situation. Dallas trailed at the time and Bryant corralled the tough catch to keep the ultimate game-winning drive moving.

2014 Week 7 vs NYG (12 / 9 / 151 / 0 rec)

Despite logging over 150 yards this week, it was a slow start for Bryant against the Giants. Bryant stumbled on a deep target, leaving the defensive back with an easy interception, in addition to tipping a Tony Romo fastball up in the air over the middle, nearly another turnover. Bryant was on his game over the final two-and-a-half quarters, however, as a high-impact playmaker. On different receptions, Bryant exhibited a strong stiff-arm, kept his knee off the ground has he spun up for an additional 20 yards, and juked a defensive back for an added 10 yards after the catch. Bryant was his usual handful post-reception. Bryant beat press coverage, created separation down the field, snared a perfect Tony Romo pass, and dove for the pylon. Bryant was ruled down prior to stretching for the end zone as DeMarco Murray plunged in for the clinching touchdown.


Latest News

Cowboys | Dez Bryant has big yardage total (Sun Oct 19, 10:38 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant racked up nine receptions for 151 yards in the Week 7 game against the New York Giants. It was the third-most yards of his career. It was also his 12th career 100-yard game to tie for seventh place on the team's all-time list in that category. Six of his catches were good for first downs, tying for the fourth-most in a single game in his career.

Our View: Bryant took over in the second half and could not be effectively covered. He was a tough out after the catch and in general looked like the force that was expected when he went in the first half of most fantasy drafts. He should beat up on a hapless Washington secondary next Monday night.

Cowboys | Dez Bryant probable (Fri Oct 17, 03:27 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant a full go (Thu Oct 16, 04:12 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 16.

Our View: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie likely won't play which leaves Prince Amukamara as the only really good corner on the field most downs. So Dez Bryant should have a very good day and is a fantastic WR1.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant a full go (Wed Oct 15, 04:05 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant expected to play (Fri Oct 10, 04:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

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