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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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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Bryant and the whole Cowboys team found their equilibrium in the big road win at Tennessee. He wasn't a huge downfield threat, but Bryant showed durability coming back after an early shoulder issue caused him to leave the game, and he is still far and away the #1 target in the offense.

Week 3: at St. Louis Rams

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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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 PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)

Bryant was in and out of the game in the second half against the 49ers with reported dehydration issues. Taking a huge shot to the lower back when extending for a high throw early in the game did not help matters. With on-target throws, Bryant cleanly caught the ball and outmuscled defenders after the catch. Two of Bryant's targets resulted in interceptions, once with tight double-coverage on a deep route. Bryant also had a holding penalty while blocking for a wide receiver screen.

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.

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Latest News

Cowboys | Dez Bryant has good day (Mon Sep 15, 10:48 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) had 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. Bryant left the game briefly due to a shoulder injury.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant returns (Sun Sep 14, 01:40 PM) - Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) has returned to the field after suffering an apparent shoulder injury.

Cowboys | Dez Bryant injury update (Sun Sep 14, 01:15 PM) - Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury Week 2 but is considered probable to return.

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Cowboys | Dez Bryant leaves game (Sun Sep 14, 01:00 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) left the game early Week 2 after suffering an apparent right shoulder injury, according to Scott Hanson on NFL RedZone.

Our View: Bryant has since returned to the game.

Cowboys | Dez Bryant nursing arm injury (Sun Sep 7, 06:33 PM) - Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (arm) is dealing with an apparent injury to his left arm. He was taken to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Sept. 7, for examination.

Our View: The injury doesn't seem to be serious, but it is putting the kibosh on any kind of good stat line for Bryant as the Cowboys are in what should be the weekly script of trying to come back from a huge deficit.
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Schedule

3@ St. Louis Rams
4vs New Orleans Saints
5vs Houston Texans
6@ Seattle Seahawks
7vs New York Giants
8vs Washington Redskins
9vs Arizona Cardinals
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Giants
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Chicago Bears
15@ Philadelphia Eagles
16vs Indianapolis Colts
17@ Washington Redskins