Dez Bryant | WR | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 2/28/2015 9:41pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will receive the franchise tag by the deadline Monday, March 2, executive vice president Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday, Feb. 28. The move will guarantee Bryant roughly $13 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: The tag doesn't preclude the Cowboys from hammering out a long-term deal with Bryant, but they may be apprehensive about a commitment given Bryant's checkered off-the-field history. Bryant getting the tag also means the Cowboys are unlikely to retain DeMarco Murray, as the anticipated plan was to sign Bryant to a long-term deal and franchise the oft-injured running back coming off a career-high workload.
Posted: 2/26/2015 4:38pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is likely to receive the franchise tag because the team is hesitant to sign him long-term due to a lack of trust off the field. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport discovered via an open-records request that Bryant was involved in an 'unknown disturbance' in a Walmart parking lot July 11, 2011. Upon further investigation, 'it was determined that there was no offense' and 'all parties were advised they were free to go.' The team has known about this incident for a while. However, Bryant has had the police called to his home six different times since 2011. None of the calls resulted in any arrests.
Huddle Up: This stage seemed to be past Bryant and the Cowboys, but the recent reports of an impending video "release" may have stirred some old doubts. Still, this mainly seems to be a lot of overblown noise over something four years in the past, and if the Cowboys can sign Bryant to a long-term deal to both sides' liking, look for that to get done. In the meantime, there's always the franchise tag.
Posted: 2/25/2015 12:41am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's NFL career could be in jeopardy if a video he allegedly appears is as bad as it sounds. A source said the 'incriminating video of Dallas Cowboys superstar receiver Dez Bryant is being released Tuesday, Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25, and is so bad it's 'five times worse than the Ray Rice video and that his football career is in jeopardy.' The Cowboys have claimed no such video exists.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a nasty and unsubstantiated rumor for the time being and just another sidelight to the ongoing contract talks in Big D.
Posted: 2/22/2015 1:20am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has reportedly received an offer from the team, but the Cowboys have not heard back from Bryant's agent. If Bryant does not sign a long-term deal, he could very well be franchise tagged.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys want to keep Bryant around, and odds are they want to do so for more than just a one-year deal with a large price tag. Expect the two sides to hammer this out sooner rather than later so the Cowboys can figure out if there's enough left in Jerry Jones' couch cushions to afford DeMarco Murray.
Posted: 2/18/2015 12:21am et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant would get $13 million instead of $30-40 million guaranteed money if he is slapped with the franchise tag. According to sources, he would likely not participate in the team's offseason program if he is franchised.
Huddle Up: Bryant would be allowed to skip all voluntary workouts without penalty but would be required to show at the team's voluntary minicamp in June. Let's see if the two sides can hammer out a long-term deal and head off much of the drama.
Posted: 2/17/2015 4:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant could be franchise tagged, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. 'Right now all things being equal, it's leaning more [towards] Dez with the franchise [tag] than it is not,' Jones said. 'But that doesn't mean it will stay that way.' Jones was also uncertain about having a meeting with Bryant's agent during the NFL Scouting Combine, another indication that Bryant could be getting the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Even if Bryant is tagged, it doesn't mean the two sides can't still work out a long-term deal -- which is seemingly what both sides desire with the terms and $$$ amount, of course, to be the haggling points.
Posted: 2/13/2015 8:40pm et
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant's roc Nation agent, Kim Miale, said Bryant will continue to be represented by Miale and CAA's Tom Condon. The Cowboys are expected to place the franchise tag on Bryant before March 2.
Huddle Up: One way or another, Bryant will remain a Cowboy, but Miale, Condon and Co. of course will be working to secure a multi-year deal for the WR, who's clearly taken his place among the NFL's elite.
Posted: 1/13/2015 11:32pm et
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant is 'not going anywhere,' according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Owner Jerry Jones recently said the team will use the franchise tag, if necessary, to keep Bryant.
Huddle Up: Bryant has had at least 88 catches, 1,233 yards and 12 TDs in each of the last three seasons, and reeled in a career-most 16 scoring grabs this past fall. He'll be back in Big D one way or another next fall.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:24am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught his 15th and 16th touchdown receptions in Week 17 versus the Washington Redskins, giving him the Cowboys' all-time record for the most receiving scores in a season. Former Cowboys WR Terrell Owens previously held the mark at 15 touchdown catches in 2007.
Huddle Up: Bryant is heading into free agency this offseason, though the Cowboys could opt to franchise him. Either way he's bound to cash in on his success, and it's extremely unlikely Jerry Jones lets him walk away from being Tony Romo's favorite receiver.
Posted: 12/24/2014 1:25am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 'isn't going anywhere,' team owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Bryant leads the league with 14 TD catches and is once again among the fantasy WR elite as a play-maker supreme. In the meantime, his off-field issues seem to have faded away, so expect his re-signing to be priority No. 1 for the Cowboys this offseason.
Posted: 12/2/2014 9:04pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is focused with the playoffs in sight. 'Just by doing the little things. Not making the cold weather a big issue. Just go out there and understand what's important.'
Huddle Up: Bryant is once again up there among the elite WRs, ranking sixth with 155 fantasy points, and he's primed for a bounce-back Week 14 after seeing his TD-catch streak end at 4 games on Thanksgiving.
Posted: 11/12/2014 10:05am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is in the final year of his rookie contract. Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has expressed an interest in having Bryant finish his career with the team, and chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Tuesday, Nov. 11, that the team has made offers. 'We've offered him some really nice contracts,' Stephen Jones said. 'We also have to respect his views on where it is. My take on those things is that they ultimately find a way.'
Huddle Up: In the meantime, any offers, negotiations or contract concerns don't seem to be weighing on the WR as he's once again ranked among the top five fantasy wideouts with 127 points on 56 catches for 793 yards and 8 TDs through 10 games.
Posted: 11/10/2014 9:52am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (cramps) left the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars for intravenous fluids in the third quarter due to hydration issues. Despite leaving part of the game, he managed to haul in touchdowns of 35 and 68 yards in the second quarter, finishing with the second-most receiving yards of his career with 158.
Huddle Up: Bryant owners will call for an IV every week for the WR after he bounced back from his 2-15-1 Week 9 with easily his best fantasy day of the season. Of course, Tony Romo's return to the lineup might have had a little something to do with it as well.
Posted: 10/25/2014 7:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: Bryant is all set to go for Monday night's game with Washington. He has a strong matchup against rookie CB Bashaud Breeland, so fantasy owners should expect a big week from Bryant.
Posted: 9/19/2014 9:35am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) said his injured shoulder is sore but fully expects to play in Week 3. Bryant said his shoulder will not affect his performance or style of play.
Huddle Up: Good news if you're banking on Bryant this weekend. He was banged up heading into last week's game and still performed well, so there shouldn't be any concern about how he'll play with the injury, either.
Posted: 8/27/2014 5:50pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant met with owner/general manager Jerry Jones Tuesday, Aug. 26, to discuss his contract situation, according to sources. The two sides have talked about a contract extension for months but no deal has been reached at this point. The biggest obstacle in the talks appears to be the guaranteed money included in the deal.
Huddle Up: Bryant, who is 10th overall and 4th among WRs in terms of ADP, would like to get this resolved, and it sounds like the two sides are at least close. Expect an announcement before the team's Thursday night exhibition finale kicks off.
Posted: 8/26/2014 11:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could have a new contract before the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, sources in Dallas told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver.
Huddle Up: That would be one less distraction for the Cowboys and Bryant, who's currently the 14th player coming off the board in non-PPR re-draft leagues.
Posted: 8/1/2014 11:17am et
The Dallas Cowboys will have the franchise tag exception ready for WR Dez Bryant in the 2014-15 offseason, but the club has said it remains committed to locking Bryant up to an extension before then.
Huddle Up: Jerry Jones wants to keep Bryant around and has the money and flexibility to do so. It'll happen, be it sooner or later.
Posted: 7/25/2014 9:48am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's agent has talked with the team several times about a possible extension for Bryant, but the two sides are not close to a deal at this point.
Huddle Up: Bryant playing for a contract is an enticing prospect for fantasy owners, so if Jerry Jones wants to play poker with Dez's deal you won't hear any complaining from the fantasy world.
Posted: 6/3/2014 11:30pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said WR Dez Bryant isn't distracted by a possible contract extension as he prepares for the upcoming season. 'He loves the game,' Garrett said. 'He has a great passion for the game. Contract aside, he's not worried about that. He's trying to get himself to be the best player he can be to help our team be the best it can be. He does it every day. He's really demonstrated some leadership qualities.' Bryant is scheduled to make $1.78 million this year, and there is nothing imminent for a contract extension.
Huddle Up: Bryant hit career highs with 93 catches and 13 TDs last season while his yards fell to 1,233 after a career-best 1,382 the previous season. The wideout could set new personal standards across the board if QB Tony Romo plays a full season.
Posted: 5/15/2014 11:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said he is in the best shape he has ever been in. "Trust me, I've been working hard," Bryant said. "I've been working six days out of the week. Today is my off day, but I'm going to the facility right now. That's all I've been doing. This year is special."
Huddle Up: Bryant hit career highs with 93 catches and 13 TD grabs last season, but wasn't quite as explosive as the previous season with his yards-per-catch average down more than a yard-and-a-half (13.3 from 15.0). A Bryant in tip-top shape and a healthier Tony Romo could change that in a big way this season.