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Dez Bryant

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Dallas Cowboys

2014 Receiving Stats

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88

Yds

1320

TD

16

Avg

15.0

Tar

137

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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:  6.96

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

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Dez Bryant Contract Information:

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

July 22, 2015  –  Dez Bryant News

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Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that Bryant would likely be limited to begin training camp after missing almost all of the team's offseason workouts, the Dallas Morning News reports. "We have to get our hands around Dez, he hasn’t been in a competitive training offseason and you want to make sure you don’t throw him to the wolves," Jones said. "He works hard but there’s nothing like working with your teammates in a competitive environment. It’s an art to get through the preseason without significant injuries. Those things happen but we’re going to do everything we can to manage and be better at it."

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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 Proj 26 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Dez Bryant

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 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

Snap Count Stats

830

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Dez Bryant was on the field for 830 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Dez Bryant was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 690 15
2013 869 3
2014 830 6
Dez Bryant 2014 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 SF 51 0 4 55 0 6 13.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ten 60 0 10 103 1 14 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
3 @StL 48 0 6 89 1 7 14.8 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NO 59 2 3 44 1 6 14.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou 69 1 9 85 1 14 9.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
6 @Sea 0 0 4 63 0 10 15.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYG 54 0 9 151 0 13 16.8 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Was 60 0 3 30 1 7 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
9 Ari 55 0 2 15 1 10 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
10 @Jax 44 1 6 158 2 8 26.3 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
11 @NYG 50 0 7 86 2 9 12.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Phi 51 0 4 73 0 7 18.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Chi 57 2 6 82 0 8 13.7 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 69 0 6 114 3 7 19.0 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 Ind 48 0 5 73 1 5 14.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Was 55 0 4 99 2 6 24.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Det 0 0 3 48 0 3 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @GB 0 0 3 38 0 4 12.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.46 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.10 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   34.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   133 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
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Dez Bryant: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.

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The average annual value of $14 million pales in comparison to what Bryant might eventually have gotten as a free agent in 2016 or 2017, but with 64.3 percent ($45 million) of the contract guaranteed, he undoubtedly has the long-term security he was seeking. Coming off three straight seasons with 88+ catches, 1,233+ yards and 12+ touchdowns, Bryant is one of the top wide receivers -- and a likely first-round selection -- in any format. He did his damage on a modest 138 targets last season, and with DeMarco Murray now in Philadelphia, Bryant could be quite a bit busier this year.
Bryant is headed to team headquarters to sign a long-term contract, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Bryant told Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones that he will miss both training camp and part of the regular season if he does not get a contract by the Wednesday deadline, ESPN.com's Ed Werder reports.

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If the two sides don't reach a long-term agreement by Wednesday, Bryant will have to play out the 2015 season under the franchise tag. In such a scenario, he'd only need to play six games to qualify for free agency next season, but he'd be leaving around $750,000 on the table with each game he skipped. Other players in the same situation have typically signed the franchise tag late in training camp and grumpily played a full season, with Vincent Jackson (2010) the notable exception. Of course, the franchise tag isn't such a terrible deal for most of those players, whereas Bryant would command far more than his $12.82 million franchise tag if he were a free agent seeking a one-year contract.
Bryant's agents and the Cowboys met Friday to discuss a possible contract extension for the wideout, ESPN.com reports.

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Bryant, who has yet to sign his $12.823 million franchise tag tender, missed the bulk of the Cowboys' offseason program, but he was present for the final day of the team's mandatory minicamp on June 18, though he did not practice. In any case, while a deal does not appear imminent, there does appear to be mutual interest on both sides to get something done, before the July 15 deadline. The 26-year-old wideout is coming off a stellar 2014 campaign in which he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and a career-high 16 TDs for Dallas.
Though he did not join the team's practice, Bryant made an appearance at the Cowboys' final minicamp session on Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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While Bryant was not in uniform Thursday, he was spotted catching passes with teammates on the sideline. "It’s great to have him here," coach Jason Garrett noted. "Dez obviously hasn’t signed his franchise deal yet so he’s not practicing." As ESPN.com relays, there has been speculation that Bryant -- who Cowboys franchise tagged at a rate of $12.823 million -- could conceivably miss regular season action if he does not have a long-term deal with the team in place before July 15. At first glance, such a scenario would appear unlikely, however, given that such a move would cost the wideout roughly $754,000 per week.
Bryant is considering skipping the Cowboys' regular-season opener unless he reaches agreement on a long-term contract with Dallas by July 15, ESPN reports.

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Bryant, who led all pass-catchers with 16 touchdowns last season, has until July 15 to sign a long-term contract with the Cowboys. Otherwise, he'll have to agree to the $12.823 franchise tag or not play this season. Although he's participated in some offseason team activities so far, Bryant is not expected to attend next week's three-day minicamp, as he's technically still not under contract. Furthermore, even if Bryant ultimately inks the Cowboys' franchise tender, he's reportedly contemplating not showing for their regular season opener. Bryant is clearly determined to finally secure a long-term contract, and considering his three straight seasons of 1,200-plus yards and 12-plus touchdowns, Dallas should be well aware of his star value.
Bryant took part in a limited portion of Thursday's OTAs, ESPN.com reports.

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2015

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2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.