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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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Preseason player page

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Terrance Williams got two of the three wide receiver scores, but the good news here is that Bryant's passing game is coming alive and he won't have to do it all himself. He is still an elite fantasy WR1 with a quarterback who is rounding into form.

Week 5: vs Houston Texans

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs SF 0 0 0 6 4 55 0 0
2 at TEN 0 0 0 14 10 103 1 0
3 at STL 0 0 0 7 6 89 1 0
4 vs NO 0 0 0 6 3 44 1 0
5 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
5 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs TEN (14 / 10 / 103 / 1 rec)

After a dehydration and dinged up Week 1, Bryant battled through an early shoulder injury this week in Tennessee to have a strong performance. The chemistry built late last season and in the preseason between Bryant and Tony Romo was on display throughout the game. Bryant saw single coverage on back to back goal line targets, corralling the second with ease for a second half touchdown. Bryant scooped up two low targets in the game as well. Production available to Bryant not in the box score includes drawing a defensive pass interference penalty on a third down slant route and dropping a high target on third down in field goal range to close the first half.

2014 Week 3 vs STL (7 / 6 / 89 / 1 rec)

Bryant was held in check on his short and intermediate targets against St.Louis with few opportunities for yards after the catch. Bryant was in the flow of the offense from the start as he had three receptions on the opening drive alone. Tony Romo stared down Bryant in the second quarter on a comeback route, however, as the defensive back jumped in front, and ended up in the end zone as the Rams rolled to an early 21-0 lead. Later in the game, Bryant's highlight play brought Dallas back with a long touchdown. On the play, Bryant turned the cornerback around with a double move and then was not picked up by the safety across the field. Bryant had to slow down for Romo to get free and find him for the easy touchdown.

2014 Week 4 vs NO (6 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec)

It was a slow start for Bryant against the Saints despite the Cowboys offense moving the ball at will in the blowout win. New Orleans gave Bryant the Calvin Johnson treatment, especially in the red zone, which opened the field for Terrance Williams and Jason Witten to excel. Bryant's blocking in the run game was paramount to DeMarco Murray's success as he broke through the line of scrimmage on multiple long gains. Late in the game, Bryant made his highlight play, a back shoulder reception for a touchdown, which clinched the victory with three minutes to play. Bryant's typical high-level of involvement was not needed this week, but Bryant was still second on the team in targets with six.


Latest News

Cowboys | Dez Bryant active in Week 4 (Sun Sep 28, 07:30 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) is active for the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Cowboys | Probable status for Dez Bryant (Fri Sep 26, 04:39 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) was limited in practice for the third straight day this week Friday, Sept. 26, but is probable for Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant limited again (Thu Sep 25, 05:31 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Our View: This is a big game for the Cowboys as they play the Saints in Week 4. We like Bryant as a WR1, and there's a chance he could finish the week as the best fantasy receiver.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant limited in practice (Wed Sep 24, 05:29 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Our View: The team is easing him into the week of practice. We should see Bryant on the field in Week 4 against the Saints.
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant busts into end zone (Sun Sep 21, 09:41 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) was able to start in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, posting team highs with six catches, 89 yards, seven targets and a touchdown.

Our View: Bryant got behind the defense for one long touchdown, but was otherwise quiet in the Cowboys big comeback win.
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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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Footballguys Articles

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Gut Check No.317: Week 3 Is No Time to Panic
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  Justin Bonnema - September 12
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