Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
4 weeks ago

Bryant is expected to remain a Cowboy during the 2018 season, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Among wide receivers under contract for the upcoming campaign, Bryant's cap hit of $16.5 million ranks third behind Antonio Brown ($17.7 million) and Larry Fitzgerald ($16.9 million). At this point in Bryant's career, the Cowboys are paying for past performance, but his effectiveness has diminished enough that the team wouldn't be blamed for exploring all options. Despite earning a career-high 894 offensive snaps across 16 games in 2017, he managed 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns. The stat line isn't unsightly upon first glance, but 12.1 YPC, 6.3 YPT and eight catches of 20-plus yards are too few to warrant such a significant salary. No matter, owner Jerry Jones told George on Tuesday that Bryant is in Dallas' plan for next season, a sentiment backed up by team executive Stephen Jones.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant caught three of eight targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

It's now been three seasons since Bryant reached the 1000-yard plateau, but unlike 2015 and 2016, he doesn't have an injury to excuse his decline. He just turned 29 in November, so it might be too soon to write him off, but with the Cowboys offense now firmly focused on Ezekiel Elliott and the ground game, it may be tough for Bryant to ever again produce numbers comparable to his peak when he was catching goal-line fades from Tony Romo on a regular basis.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant was a mid-week addition to the injury report after missing Thursday's practice with knee tendinitis, an issue he said has been bothering him since Week 9. He should be fine for his usual role in the regular-season finale, facing an Eagles defense that may eventually rest some starters.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant was unable to practice Thursday due to a knee injury, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

On Wednesday, Bryant revealed he's been tending to tendinitis since a Week 9 victory against the Chiefs, according to Marc Sessler of NFL.com. While Bryant didn't make an appearance on Wednesday's injury report, he emerged on Thursday's version, which confirmed the area of the tendinitis. He's actually fared OK over the ensuing seven games, posting a catch rate of 57.1 percent (28 catches on 49 targets), averaging 7.7 YPT and scoring two touchdowns. However, for a player with the second-highest cap hit among wideouts this season, Bryant isn't upholding his end of the bargain. With an injury revealed, some of the stink has been explained, and there's now a chance he isn't available for the season finale. Expect the Cowboys to touch on his status by week's end.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant wasn't in attendance for the portion of Thursday's practice that was available to the media, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant wasn't listed on the Cowboys' first Week 17 injury report Wednesday, so his absence Thursday is unexpected. It's unclear if a health concern resulted in Bryant missing the start of the session or if he was held out for a non-injury reason, but the Cowboys should offer clarity on that front shortly after the closed portion of practice concludes Thursday. After recording touchdowns in back-to-back games in Weeks 13 and 14, Bryant came up short for fantasy owners the past two weeks, combining for five catches for 102 yards and no scores during those outings.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant caught three passes for 44 yards on six targets against Seattle on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Dak Prescott was only able to total 182 yards and two interceptions on 34 pass attempts, so there wasn't much to go around for the pass catchers. As has generally been the case this year, Bryant struggled to get open and appears to be in a state of at least slight decline. He gets a tough match on the road against the Eagles next week.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
2 months ago

Bryant caught three of five targets for 73 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant finished tied for second on the team in targets and tied his second-best yardage total of the season. The majority of his production came on a 50-yard catch and run for a touchdown to tie the score just before halftime. He could have enjoyed an even more productive afternoon, but a pair of drops limited his overall output. Volume continues to be an issue for Bryant, who still hasn't reached 100 receiving yards in a game since Week 6 of 2016, but he's still managed to reach the end zone six times this season. He'll look to exploit a beatable Raiders secondary next Sunday night.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
3 months ago

Bryant brought in five of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 38-14 win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Bryant snapped a five-game scoring drought in vintage Dez fashion, outleaping Bashaud Breeland in the left corner of the end zone in the third quarter for a 13-yard grab that made him the new franchise leader in receiving touchdowns with 72. The 29-year-old is still looking for his first 100-yard game of the season and is averaging a career-low 10.9 YPC, but he's posted at least four receptions in eight of his last nine games. He'll look to build in Thursday's effort against the vulnerable Giants in Week 14.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
3 months ago

Bryant caught three of five targets for 37 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

It was his lowest target volume since Week 3, and Bryant has now failed to score a touchdown in five straight games, the longest in-season scoring slump of his career. With injuries mounting on the Cowboys' offensive line and Dak Prescott in a funk, Bryant's opportunities to break out of his own slump could remain limited.

Dez Bryant
WR DAL (6)
3 months ago

Bryant secured eight of 14 targets for 63 yards during Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Quarterback Dak Prescott was seemingly under pressure all night, possibly due to the absence of 2016 All Pro tackle Tyron Smith. As a result, Prescott wasn't always able to deliver accurate throws and frequently looked to be getting rid of the ball earlier than he wanted to. These hardships directly translated to Bryant, who also looked to be getting double-teamed on a consistent basis. While the struggles are very real, there's hope for Dallas' passing attack going forward if the team can replicate the success they had on the ground Sunday. If a more balanced attack can be attained, additional passing lanes figure to open up for Bryant on the whole.