WR Dez Bryant - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 225||Born: 11-4-1988||College: Oklahoma State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 24|
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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 17): '(You) don't have to ask me anymore, I'm good,' Bryant said after the win in Green Bay was accomplished without him in the lineup. 'I'm playing against Philly.' We'll see if the trainers agree that his knee is fully healed as Week Eight games draw nearer (Dallas has a bye in Week Seven).
General News (Wed Oct 19): underwent a CT scan Friday, Oct. 14, that showed the hairline fracture in his right leg is healing properly. Bryant is already on record that he'll back in the lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.
General News (Tue Oct 18): told NFL Network's Jane Slater as he was walking off the field Sunday, Oct. 16, that he intends to play against the Philadelphia Eagles. "(You) don't have to ask me anymore, I'm good," Bryant said. "I'm playing against Philly."
Week 7: bye week
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 3 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 40 / 1 rec)
It was a low volume day for the Dallas passing game in the blowout win over Chicago. Bryant saw a hearty 25% of the team targets, but behind Cole Beasley who has shown strong chemistry with Dak Prescott through three games. Bryant had a single target for much of the first half, a converted comeback route, but added two receptions later in the game including a contested red zone post route where Bryant sported strong hands for the touchdown. Bryant emerged with a knee injury. The X-rays were negative on Sunday, but an MRI is to follow early in the week to determine Bryant's status going forward.
2016 Week 2 vs WAS (12 / 7 / 102 / 0 rec)
After a game of missed (and few) opportunities in Week 1, Bryant was featured early and often against Washington. Bryant consistently won on deep in-cut routes but outside of one occasion was limited in opportunities for yards-after-the-catch. Bryant added a drop in the mid-fourth quarter and missed a touchdown opportunity on his lone end zone target. On the positive side, Bryant logged 40% of the targets this week and double that of No.2 target Cole Beasley. Dallas' pass game has yet to score a touchdown this season, creating a tempered ceiling for Bryant on a weekly basis.
2016 Week 1 vs NYG (5 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Bryant was quiet early in the game against the Giants, logging a single target in the opening quarter. Bryant had his chances downfield from Dak Prescott, but it was a game of close-but-missed chances for a big play. Bryant had an end zone jump ball, but perfect coverage tipped the pass away. Another end zone jump ball was caught by Bryant, but upon review was reversed with Bryant bobbling the ball upon ground contact. Bryant had single coverage on a deep sideline route, only to have Dak Prescott sail the pass out of bounds. Another jump ball situation was also broken up by the defensive back. Converting even one or two of these opportunities upgrades Bryant's box score to open the season.
Latest NewsCowboys | Dez Bryant healing well (Wed Oct 19, 12:27 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) underwent a CT scan Friday, Oct. 14, that showed the hairline fracture in his right leg is healing properly. Bryant is already on record that he'll back in the lineup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. Our View: Bryant has been close over the last two weeks, but it looks like he's on track to play after the bye. That's good news for the Cowboys offense, but it will negatively impact the targets for guys like Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams and Brice Butler.
link to story Cowboys | Dez Bryant says he's coming back (Mon Oct 17, 08:51 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) told NFL Network's Jane Slater as he was walking off the field Sunday, Oct. 16, that he intends to play against the Philadelphia Eagles. '(You) don't have to ask me anymore, I'm good,' Bryant said. 'I'm playing against Philly.' Our View: Bryant has been close to playing, but the Cowboys decided to shut him down in Week 6 against the Packers. When Bryant returns, it will cut into the fantasy value of guys like Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams.
link to story Cowboys | Dez Bryant to miss another game (Sun Oct 16, 03:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 6 game. link to story Cowboys | Week 6 Inactives (Sun Oct 16, 03:19 PM) - The Dallas Cowboys have declared OT Chaz Green, RB Darius Jackson, WR Dez Bryant, LB Kyle Wilber, RB Lance Dunbar, CB Orlando Scandrick, QB Tony Romo inactive for Week 6. Our View: It was thought that Bryant might return this week, but with the Cowboys' bye up next week, they are going to play it safe.
Cowboys | Dez Bryant unlikely to play (Sun Oct 16, 09:33 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) is considered a long shot to play in Week 6's game against the Green Bay Packers. However, he is expected to participate in pregame warmups. Our View: The Cowboys would be smart to keep Bryant inactive so that he can have next week's bye to add to his recovery time before returning.
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