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Dez Bryant

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys

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The league's premier touchdown catcher — other than maybe a healthy Rob Gronkowski — Bryant led the NFL with 16 last season, running his three-year total to 41. Unlike Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Bro...

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2015 ADP:  9.17

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Foot
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 11/4/1988
College: Oklahoma State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Dez Bryant Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cowboys in July of 2015. $45 million is guaranteed.

October 6, 2015  –  Dez Bryant News

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thinks Bryant (foot) has a shot to return for Week 7 against the Giants, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Dez Bryant NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 21 Dal 12 45 561 6 72 12.5 7.8 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 293 0 215 2 1 1
2011 22 Dal 15 63 928 9 103 14.7 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 55 0 103 0 3 1
2012 23 Dal 16 92 1382 12 138 15.0 10.0 19 6 5 1 1 2 -5 -2.5 0 0 0 66 0 5 2
2013 24 Dal 16 93 1233 13 160 13.3 7.7 13 4 4 1 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2014 25 Dal 16 88 1320 16 137 15.0 9.6 22 5 4 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 Dal 1 5 48 0 7 9.6 6.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dez Bryant Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 21 Dal 12 7.7 11.4 9.6 4 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 Dal 15 9.8 14.0 11.9 4 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 Dal 16 13.1 18.9 16.0 6 86 14 6 3 0 -0 0 0 0
2013 24 Dal 16 12.6 18.4 15.5 6 77 21 16 7 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Dal 16 14.3 19.8 17.0 6 83 15 10 8 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 Dal 1 4.8 9.8 7.3 5 48 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Proj 26 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Dez Bryant

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dez Bryant – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Dez Bryant was on the field for 49 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Dez Bryant was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 869 3
2014 830 6
2015 49 0
Dez Bryant 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 NYG 49 0 5 48 0 7 9.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Phi
3 Atl
4 @NO
5 NE
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @NYG
8 Sea
9 Phi
10 @TB
11 @Mia
12 Car
13 @Was
14 @GB
15 NYJ
16 @Buf
17 Was

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dez Bryant  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
Weight:   220 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.46 sec
Cone Drill:   7.10 sec
Arm Length:   34.00 in
Hand Length:   9.75 in
Vertical Jump:   38 in
Broad Jump:   133 in
Bench Press:   14 reps
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Dez Bryant: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones is still confident that Bryant (foot) will be able to return to the lineup soon after the team's Week 6 bye, the Dallas Morning News reports. "Our prognosis has never changed," Jones said Friday. "I know there have been a lot of people who have doctors on their media staff and like to speculate on these things, but we've been pretty consistent from Day 1. At first we thought maybe four to six [weeks] and that changed to six to eight. By the next day, we were pretty much thinking six to eight."

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That timeline is still on the optimistic side given the track record of other players who have had similar injuries, but the Cowboys are still hoping Bryant's recovery from surgery will go more smoothly than usual.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that the pain in Bryant's surgically repaired foot is "going away by the day," ESPN Dallas reports.

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Bryant (foot) suggested that recent reports regarding a timeline of 10-to-12 weeks are inaccurate, according to the Dallas Morning News.

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Following bone graft surgery on his foot this past Monday, Bryant could be facing a 10-12 week recovery, according to's Ian Rapoport .

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Previously, there had been hope that Bryant could be looking at a four-to-six week recovery, but that may have been on the optimistic side of things. Per the report, 10 weeks from the injury would be Nov. 22, which is when the Cowboys take on the Dolphins in Week 11. Beyond that, the Cowboys face a short-turnaround, since their next game after that is Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). With that in mind, Rapoport speculates that if Bryant is "not fully ready for that stretch, the Cowboys might wait the full 12 weeks and have him back for the final five games." In Bryant's indefinite absence, Terrance Williams is in line to head the team's wideout corps, with the likes of Devin Street and Cole Beasley candidates to see added opportunities in the meantime.

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By some metrics Bryant’s 2013 season was a disappointment. Despite being sixth in targets (160), Bryant was only 13th in yards, thanks to a pedestrian 7.7 YPT (23rd among the league’s 37 100-target WR) and 13.3 YPC (20th). And this was on a Cowboys team that finished 13th in YPA (7.2). Moreover, Bryant had only four catches of 40 or more yards (tied for 17th) and 13 of 20 or more (tied for 23rd). In short, Bryant simply wasn’t the dominant game-breaking receiver that took the league by storm in the second half of 2012. At 25, it’s unlikely Bryant has lost a step, however, and at 6-2, 222 with 4.5-speed, he has the physical tools to make plays down the field. And Bryant’s size and red-zone usage ensure him a high floor for touchdowns – he led the league with 16 targets inside the 10 last year, catching seven for scores. The arrival of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, whose track record of targeting No. 1 receivers heavily in the end zone spans more than a decade, will only help. Perhaps most importantly, Bryant was injury free and played 16 games for the second year in a row. And there were neither off-field indiscretions nor problems in the locker room, unless you count a media misinterpretation of Bryant trying to rally his teammates on the sidelines.


After spending two seasons as a punch line, both from his bizarre off-field behavior and tendency to disappear late in games, Bryant exploded for a 50-879-10 line over last season's final eight games, cementing himself as one of the league's elite receivers. At 6-2, 218 and with athleticism, quickness and downfield speed, Bryant is one of the most physically gifted receivers in the league. His 10.0 YPT ranked second among the league's 39 100-target wideouts, thanks in large part to a 67-percent catch rate, a rarity for someone who operates down the field. Bryant made his share of big plays – his six catches of 40-plus tied for second with two other players, though in most seasons that wouldn’t crack the top five, and he had 19 plays of 20-plus (6th). But he saw only 15 targets in the red zone (25th) and six targets from inside the 10 (23rd). Heading into 2013, Bryant is now Tony Romo's undisputed No. 1 wideout, irrespective of Miles Austin's erratic health, and that Bryant put up a top-three season without being targeted heavily in the red zone means there's still untapped upside for the 24-year old who is just now entering his prime. Bryant had successful surgery to repair his broken left index finger in January, and a back injury limited him during the offseason. Nonetheless, he's expected to be 100 percent healthy for training camp.


With Miles Austin slowed for much of the season by a hamstring injury, Bryant managed to play in 15 games, saw 103 targets and scored nine touchdowns. He was also fairly efficient, averaging 9.0 YPT (12th) and showed excellent hands (just two drops). But nagging injuries and an apparent lack of focus (and possibly conditioning) are still issues as Bryant often seemed to disappear during the second halves of games. In fact, Bryant had 37 catches for 558 yards and seven scores in the first two quarters and just 25-344-2 in the latter two. At 6-2, 220, and with excellent speed and quickness for his size, there’s little doubt Bryant has elite tools. But given his inconsistency, he’s likely to be Tony Romo’s No. 3 option so long as Austin and tight end Jason Witten (117 targets) are healthy. That’s far from a death sentence to his value, however, as the Cowboys, having let Laurent Robinson leave via free agency, lack experienced depth at the position.


After missing most of training camp with an ankle sprain, Bryant suited up for Week 1, but didn't really come into his own until Week 7 against the Giants when he hauled in two touchdowns and returned a punt 93 yards for a score. Bryant went on to have a stretch of three straight 80-plus yard games with Jon Kitna at the helm, but went down for the season in Week 13 with a fractured fibula. In sum, Bryant's season totals and even per-play numbers as a rookie who missed training camp with an injury and played half of his 12 games with a backup quarterback aren't very instructive. It's Bryant's off-the-charts tools – 6-2, 220, good hands, great quickness for a player his size, downfield speed – that make him so intriguing. He also has an ideal quarterback in Tony Romo to get him the ball down the field, and Bryant's expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of camp. The bigger issue is whether there are enough balls to go around for Bryant, Miles Austin and Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten.


Character concerns caused Bryant to slip in the first round, but there’s little doubt about his talent. At 6-2, 220, Bryant’s athletic, powerful and plays with a mean streak. He has good hands, excellent quickness for a player his size and decent downfield speed. And while Bryant’s had issues being on time for team activities, he’s hardly a hardened criminal or “clubhouse cancer.” While Bryant will almost certainly begin as the team’s No. 3 receiver behind Miles Austin and Roy Williams, we expect him to see significant action sooner rather than later. For starters, owner Jerry Jones likened moving up to draft Bryant as making amends for passing on Randy Moss in 1998, and so far Bryant hasn’t disappointed, impressing Cowboys coaches during the team’s rookie minicamp in May. Moreover, the Cowboys are built to win now, so it’s likely they’re looking for an immediate return on their first-round investment.