Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
2 months ago

Bryant caught nine of 12 targets for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

After a slow start, Bryant broke out with a 40-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter and scored again on a leaping seven-yard play in the fourth that completed the Cowboys' comeback. Unfortunately the Packers were able to pull out the victory, but Bryant got the postseason monkey off his back, as the two touchdowns were the first of his playoff career, and he led the team in targets, catches and yards as well. He displayed a growing rapport with Dak Prescott throughout the season and could return to the upper echelon of NFL wideouts next year if he can remain healthy.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant failed to catch his only target in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't finish the game, as the Cowboys rested all of their key personnel in advance of the postseason, but Bryant did still make an impact as he drew a pass interference penalty inside the five yard line to help set up Dallas' only TD of the day. He had another disappointing statistical campaign due to injuries, catching 50 passes on 97 targets for 796 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games, but the 28-year-old could be a bargain at the draft table next year if he stays healthy and continues to develop chemistry with Dak Prescott.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant caught four of five targets for 70 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's game against the Lions. He also connected with Jason Witten for a 10-yard touchdown on his only pass attempt of the game.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant helped swing the momentum in his team's favor Monday with a 25-yard touchdown catch that tied just before the half, and he helped break the game open by finding a wide open Witten off of a reverse in the third quarter before grabbing his second score early in the fourth. He became the fifth player in NFL history to catch two touchdown passes and throw for another in the same game, bringing his total to nine in 12 games played this season. Bryant and the rest of the starters will play next week against the Eagles as they look to close out a strong and improbable regular season slate.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant (back) is listed as active Monday versus the Lions, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With home-field advantage clinched in the NFC, the Cowboys don't have to expose their key players, Bryant among them, to unnecessary risk. However, with contact nearly non-existent in practice at this point in the season, any reps taken by Bryant and company will keep them in game mode as they approach a bye in the wild-card round of the playoffs. With the Lions' No. 1 cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) sitting out Monday, Bryant should find openings in a defense that has allowed 10.1 YPC and five touchdowns to wideouts over the last five games.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago4 Comments

Bryant (back) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Lions, the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cowboys abide by a policy in which players present on the first injury report of the week will receive a questionable designation, at best, for the ensuing game day. Bryant himself shrugged off a back injury this week and logged three consecutive uninhibited practices, yet he's been handed the obligatory Q heading into Monday. Facing a secondary that's expected to be without Darius Slay (hamstring), Bryant should find room to operate versus a defense that has given up five touchdowns to wide receivers over the last five contests.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago1 Comment

Bryant and the other Cowboys starters will be in the lineup for the final two games of the regular season despite the fact the Cowboys have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Both coach Jason Garrett and owner/GM Jerry Jones indicated this week that Dallas would stick to business as usual despite having no team goals left to play for. Bryant has been on and off the injury report in recent weeks, but it doesn't look like the Cowboys have any plans to rest him ahead of the postseason, making the WR a safe start for fantasy purposes.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant (back) caught eight of 10 targets for 82 yards in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was a non-factor in last week's loss to the Giants, and although he was somewhat limited by a back issue during the week, he was able to rebound by leading the team in receiving yardage in a game they needed to win. Last week's clunker aside, Bryant has been quite productive since the bye, topping 70 receiving yards in six of eight games. He has failed to reach the end zone in two weeks, but he continues to see ample usage all over the field and should be in for another solid performance next week against the Lions.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant (back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

An ailing back contained Bryant to limited practices this week, but he'll gut out the injury, as he has in previous contests. He's a good bet to succeed against a Tampa Bay defense that has conceded the fourth-most touchdowns (17) to wide receivers this season.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago

Bryant (back) is expected to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was unable to practice fully this week due to the injury, though head coach Jason Garrett said Friday that Bryant was improving. He is coming off one of his worst game, catching just one of nine targets for 10 yards against the Giants, though a bounce back is certainly a realistic possibility Sunday night.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (7)
3 months ago1 Comment

Bryant (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was limited in practice the past couple days, even though coach Jason Garrett said the wideout's condition improved Friday. While that bodes well for Bryant playing Sunday evening, his status will still need to be monitored in advance of Dallas' 8:30 ET kickoff.