Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 month ago

Bryant was not present as the Cowboys began their voluntary offseason workouts Monday, NFL.com reports.

Bryant's absence from the voluntary workouts isn't surprising, since the wideout still hasn't signed his franchise tag contract. In fact, Bryant and his representatives are still trying to negotiate a long-term deal with the Cowboys. Regardless, Bryant is unsigned and thus not participating in these voluntary conditioning drills.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 3 months ago

Bryant officially received the franchise tag Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.

Bryant and the Cowboys will now try to iron out a long-term contract. While the situation will certainly grab headlines, there's little question that Bryant will have a star on his helmet in 2015.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 3 months ago1 Comment

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday that the team has informed Bryant's agent that it will use the franchise tag on the receiver prior to Monday's deadline, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.

While the franchise designation likely won't please Bryant, owner Jerry Jones indicated during the NFL Combine earlier in February that such a move would likely only be a "placeholder" until player and team come to terms on a more lucrative long-term contract. With at least 12 touchdowns, 85 catches, and 1,200 yards while not missing a single game in each of the last three seasons, Bryant has firmly established himself as one of the elite talents at his position, and at age 26, should have a few prime years left in him.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 4 months ago

Bryant won't play in the Pro Bowl this weekend due to a groin injury, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

The decision is just precautionary, and the groin injury shouldn't be an issue for Bryant heading into the 2015 season.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 4 months ago

Bryant caught three passes for 38 yards in Sunday's 26-21 playoff loss to the Packers.

The key play in Sunday's game ended up being a 31-yard fourth quarter completion from QB Tony Romo to Bryant that ended up being reversed. Bryant -- who finished the regular season with 88 catches for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns -- is thus on track to become a free agent this offseason, though we expect that retaining him the star wideout will be a top priority for the Cowboys.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 5 months ago3 Comments

Bryant caught 3-of-3 targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Lions

The Lions held Bryant in check, with the exception of a crucial 41-yard catch-and-run that set up a short DeMarco Murray touchdown. Oddly enough, Bryant finished fifth on the team in targets, trailing Cole Beasley (eight), Jason Witten (seven), Terrance Williams (six) and Murray. Bryant and the Dallas offense draw a more favorable matchup for the divisional round, facing the Packers at Lambeau Field.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 5 months ago

Bryant had four catches on six targets for 99 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's win over Washington, breaking Terrell Owens' franchise record for most touchdowns in a season, ESPN.com reports.

Bryant finishes the regular season with 88 catches on 136 targets for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns, his third-straight season with at least 1,200 yards and a dozen scores. He is firmly entrenched in the top tier of fantasy wideouts and will be a vital part of the offense for the Cowboys in the playoffs.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 5 months ago

Bryant had five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.

The Cowboys jumped all over the Colts in the first half and needed to pass the ball just 21 times. Had the game been closer, Bryant probably would have been even more effective, but this is still a pretty good line against a Colts secondary that was playing quite well before getting torn apart Sunday. Dallas could still technically earn a first-round bye if a few games break their way, so the Cowboys might be all hands on deck against Washington, which would be good news for Bryant owners who are still playing in Week 17.

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Bryant caught 6-of-7 targets for 114 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 38-27 win over the Eagles.

Jason Witten actually had a team-high nine targets, but it was unsurprisingly Bryant who did most of the Cowboys' damage through the air. Bryant repeatedly burnt Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher, and Tony Romo delivered accurate throws. The touchdowns came from four, 26 and 25 yards out, with Bryant catching each ball in the right side of the end zone. While he'll probably see a lot of Colts cornerback Vontae Davis in Week 16, Bryant is a strong candidate to explode in nearly any matchup. He has at least 73 receiving yards in each of his last five games, with seven touchdowns over that stretch.

Dez Bryant WR DAL 6 months ago

Bryant caught 6-of-8 targets for 82 yards in Thursday's 41-28 win over the Bears.

Tony Romo only attempted 26 passes, with 10 of those thrown in DeMarco Murray's direction. Bryant dominated the wideout targets, but Cole Beasley managed three catches for 42 yards and two touchdowns on just three targets of his own. Bryant did draw one target inside the 10-yard line, and there was another play on which Romo was clearly looking in Bryant's direction, but then threw a touchdown to his second or third read, Gavin Escobar. The Cowboys' Week 15 matchup is with a Philadelphia team that has been friendly to opposing wideouts this season, but Bryant posted a modest 4-73-0 receiving line on seven targets against the Eagles on Thanksgiving.