Dez Bryant | WR | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 4/9/2013 12:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said the index finger he fractured last season is feeling great and that he has been catching passes from QB Tony Romo at the team's facility. 'Finger is great,' Bryant said. 'I'm catching passes the same. I'm not missing a beat.'
Huddle Up: Finger issue or not, Bryant made a monster leap into the elite fantasy WR group with a 92-1,382-12 season in 2012, and there's no reason the fourth-year wideout can't approach or even better those numbers again next season.
Posted: 1/9/2013 11:00am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Jan. 8, on his left index finger. He'll likely be out for parts of the team's offseason conditioning program, and he won't be rushed back this summer. The hope is that he will be 100 percent ready for training camp in late July, if not sooner for a possible June minicamp.
Huddle Up: Bryant played through the injury, and he has ample time to get ready for the start of the season so this shouldn't affect his fantasy value heading into 2013
Posted: 1/8/2013 1:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will have surgery on his injured finger Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Despite all the initial hubbub over the injury, it was easy to forget that Bryant was injured given his performance down the stretch during a season in which he established himself as one of the game's most top WRs.
Posted: 12/31/2012 12:06am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant left the Week 17 game against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter due to an apparent lower-back injury. He was tended to on the sidelines before heading to the locker room with the assistance of the training staff.
Huddle Up: It was a unfitting end to a stellar season for Bryant, who led the Cowboys in receiving (4-71) on the night but saw his 7-game scoring streak come to an end.
Posted: 12/25/2012 9:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was praised by head coach Jason Garrett for his performance in Week 16. 'He's playing pretty well,' head coach Jason Garrett said of Bryant. 'There's no question about that. He's done an amazing job with that finger. It doesn't seem to faze him in any way shape or form. He made a couple of really big plays in the ballgame early for us, running the 9 route, making the play over his head and then catching a slant and breaking a couple of tackles to score. Not only did he make those plays, but he made a number of other plays in the game. I think he's grown. I think he's playing with a great deal of confidence. He and (Tony Romo) have a really, really good relationship. They're seeing the field the same way. He's been good. There's no question about that.'
Huddle Up: Bryant has helped a number of his fantasy owners get to their league championships thanks to an eye-popping 7-week run that has seen the WR haul in 46 passes for 808 yards and 10 TDs -- broken finger or not in the past 2 contests. His owners can also count on more than a few targets for Bryant on Sunday as the Cowboys square off with the Skins in what's essentially a win-or-go-home game.
Posted: 12/19/2012 12:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) is taking part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Good news for anyone who needs him this week. Bryant had a nice game last week despite the injury and rumors of a bone graft. He has a fantastic matchup against the Saints, so start him with confidence.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Dec. 16, WR Dez Bryant will likely require a bone graft to fill in his fracture, a procedure that might involve extracting bone tissue from Bryant's hip. Bryant agreed a bone graft might be in order, but said he'd prefer a frozen bone from a donor before pulling material from another part of his body.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Bryant has a surgery already lined up for his offseason schedule. And it shouldn't be difficult to find a donor among Cowboy fans; the key will be finding one with good hands.
Posted: 12/17/2012 12:40am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger), playing with a broken left index finger that was taped, had four catches for 59 yards with a touchdown.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys didn't shy away from Bryant, targeting him 9 times, and the wideout responded with his sixth straight game with a TD reception.
Posted: 12/15/2012 11:35pm et
The Dallas Cowboys are expecting WR Dez Bryant (finger) to play Week 15 despite being listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Roll with Dez if you need to, but how he performs with his broken finger is anyone's guess at this point.
Posted: 12/14/2012 9:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 15. The Cowboys have fixed a solution to protect Bryant's finger. It will allow him to catch passes in Week 15, but it will also be a matter of pain tolerance for the WR.
Huddle Up: Bryant will be out there Sunday if you need him, but forecasting how he'll fare is the tricky part. He could prove fine and continue his recent string of success, or the finger could prove too bothersome and send him to the bench after a catch or 2. Weigh the risks if you decide to roll with him as a starter.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:44pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team is giving WR Dez Bryant (finger) every chance to play in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bryant hasn't caught passes this week and didn't do so Thursday, Dec. 13, because his finger is still swollen. The club is confident that he can play this weekend because he caught a touchdown pass last week after fracturing his finger and having it taped together with his middle finger.
Huddle Up: Bryant's fantasy owners would be a lot more confident if the WR was able to catch some passes before kickoff, but they might just have to roll with Bryant on faith Sunday afternoon if he's active.
Posted: 12/13/2012 12:03pm et
After meeting with a hand specialist who confirmed a fractured left index finger requiring surgery, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has informed the team he intends to delay the operation and will attempt to play in Week 15, according to a source. The team's medical staff will place a hard splint on Bryant's broken finger in practice Thursday to see if the splint will provide enough protection to prevent permanent damage. The Cowboys also want to see if Bryant can catch the ball while wearing it. If Bryant reinjures the finger, it could cause permanent stiffness, which would minimize his ability to catch passes.
Huddle Up: Bryant has been adamant about playing, and if the team can devise a split that allows him to catch while protecting the finger from further damage there seems to be no reason he shouldn't.
Posted: 12/12/2012 1:52pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 12. Head coach Jason Garrett said Bryant was getting a second opinion on his finger Wednesday.
Huddle Up: The fantasy community awaits the results of the second opinion with bated breath. It is likely Bryant won't practice until Friday if he is even going to practice, but the Cowboys and Bryant's fantasy owners could sure use a positive opinion on that broken finger.
Posted: 12/11/2012 7:02pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (broken finger) has decided to play in Week 15 against the Pittsburgh Steelers unless he's told he can't, saying 'they'd have to break my leg to keep me out' of the game. Bryant is dealing with significant swelling and the flexibility in his finger could be compromised for the rest of his career if he plays. Pain tolerance isn't the issue. The team has to take into consideration how Bryant can be protected and whether he'll effectively be able to catch the ball with protection on his finger.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys will get a look at how Bryant fares in practice later this week, and if he can catch the ball without much problem, definitely count on having the hot WR available for your fantasy lineup Sunday.
Posted: 12/11/2012 1:42pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the final decision on whether to undergo season-ending surgery on his left index finger will be up to WR Dez Bryant (finger). 'Dez will be the ultimate decision-maker as to whether or not he wants to continue to try to play with a lot of protection or whether he should have surgery,' Jones said. 'The reason for the surgery is because you could have life-lasting stiffness there.' The team is still evaluating Bryant's medical reports, and Bryant is adamant about playing through the injury.
Huddle Up: From most indications, if the decision is left up to Bryant, he'll play through through the injury. The question then would be how much the finger would affect the WR's pass-catching ability.
Posted: 12/11/2012 10:37am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant had X-rays Monday, Dec. 10, that revealed a fractured left index finger, sources said. His status for the final three games of the regular season are unclear. If he requires surgery, Bryant would miss the remainder of the year. He suffered the injury in the Week 14 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: A decision is expected later Tuesday as to whether Bryant can play through the injury or if the risk for further damage is too great. If you've been banking on Bryant for your fantasy playoff run you may want to make some pre-emptive moves just in case. Dwayne Harris would be the Cowboy to have, though it wouldn't be shocking if Kevin Ogletree bookended the season with big numbers.
Posted: 12/10/2012 5:20pm et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) is likely to miss the remainder of the season after visiting with a hand specialist Monday, Dec. 10. The team fears that Bryant won't be able to play in the final three games.
Huddle Up: This is horrible news for Bryant owners and Cowboys fans alike. Downgrade Romo as well.
Posted: 12/3/2012 12:15am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant left the Week 13 game in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles to get intravenous fluids in the locker room due to cramping. He returned midway through the quarter.
Huddle Up: Bryant hauled in a 6-yard scoring pass after returning, running over an Eagles' DB and alleviating all injury concerns in the process. In all, he another monster game, finishing with 98 yards and 2 TDs on 6 catches.
Posted: 11/22/2012 9:29pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught 8 passes for 145 yards and 2 TDs Thursday in a 38-31 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Bryant continued to impress Thursday, hitting 145 receiving yards for the second straight week and scoring for the third consecutive contest. He has 21 catches over that 3-game span.
Posted: 11/15/2012 12:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has agreed to a year of anger management counseling as part of a deal that could lead to the dismissal of a family violence charge over a dispute with his mother. The receiver's attorney, Royce West, said Bryant already was attending anger management sessions, and he said the Dallas County district attorney's office would dismiss the misdemeanor charge if Bryant stays out of trouble for a year.
Huddle Up: Just the latest in the ongoing soap opera that is Bryant's off-the-field life. The assumption is that successfully completing the course will be enough to discourage the league from taking any punitive action against Bryant for the altercation with his mother.
Posted: 11/8/2012 7:07pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Bryant now has gotten in a full workload in back-to-back practices - - a sign that his hip is improved from Week 9 when he was a huge fantasy disappointment with 1 catch for 15 yards.
Posted: 11/7/2012 5:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: He might have played most of the game, but Bryant was invisible for the Cowboys last Sunday. Hopefully getting healthy will help him get back to his scoring ways.
Posted: 11/5/2012 7:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) was held without a catch or a target in the second half of Week 9. QB Tony Romo targeted WRs Miles Austin and Kevin Ogletree, along with TE Jason Witten instead.
Huddle Up: Bryant finished the game with 1 catch for 15 yards, and the hip injury he suffered late in Week 8 obviously was bothering him a week later. After big fantasy weeks in 3 of the previous 4 games, give Bryant a pass in this one and look for better things to come.
Posted: 11/3/2012 7:23pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) received approval to be out past midnight Saturday, Nov. 3. Adviser David Wells confirmed he approved for Bryant to hang out at a nightclub to celebrate his birthday, which is Nov. 4. 'He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too,' Wells said before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons in Week 9. Bryant, according to Wells, did arrive on time for a morning walkthrough practice and another source confirmed he was expected to participate in that session.
Huddle Up: Like a middle-schooler out on the weekend, it's come down to this: Curfew updates on an NFL wide receiver. That aside, Bryant is battling a sore hip and missed practice Wednesday through Friday. He's listed as questionable for Sunday night's game. Even if he does play, he's sure to be at something less than full strength.
Posted: 11/3/2012 12:41am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Bryant, who injured his hip on his near-TD catch at the end of Week 8's loss to the Giants, is a real question mark after missing his third straight practice Friday. It's likely headed to a game-time decision, and the Cowboys' late start on Sunday Night Football isn't going to do his fantasy owners any favors. Definitely have another option at the ready.
Posted: 11/1/2012 3:30pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Originally, it was reported that Bryant was participating in practice, but this now makes 2 missed practices in 2 days for the wideout, who was injured late in the team's Week 8 loss. He should be able to give it a go Friday.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:40pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: Bryant injured his hip after coming down hard in the end zone with his real-close-but-no-TD reception in the waning seconds of the Cowboys' Week 8 contest vs. the Giants. He likely sat out Wednesday as a precautionary day of rest, but we'll track the situation the rest of the week.
Posted: 10/30/2012 5:07pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) was limping around the locker room Monday, Oct. 29, after suffering a hip issue in the team's Week 8 game. Bryant is expected to be OK for Week 9.
Huddle Up: He has really gotten it going over the past several weeks; hopefully this injury will not derail his progress. It sounds like he will be fine, though, so you can start him with confidence.
Posted: 10/21/2012 4:56pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant underwent concussion tests after being hit in the head in Week 7. Bryant apparently passed the tests because he was able to return to the game.
Huddle Up: Bryant came into the contest with a groin strain and then took a helmet-to-helmet hit in the 3rd quarter that prompted the concussion test. Although Bryant was able to return, he wasn't a fantasy factor, catching only 2 passes for 14 yards on 3 targets, after back-to-back strong performances.
Posted: 10/20/2012 9:41pm et
The Dallas Cowboys expect WR Dez Bryant (groin) to play in Week 7, barring a setback in pregame warmups, according to a source. Bryant raised concern when he missed practice Friday, Oct. 19, with what is not a groin strain but residual soreness.
Huddle Up: The Cowboy's fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief as Bryant is just now coming on with 21 grabs, 200 yards and 2 TDs over the past 2 games.
Posted: 10/19/2012 3:46pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (groin) is questionable for the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: This is bad news for Bryant owners, who were just beginning to reap big scores from the talented-yet-disappointing receiver. If Bryant can go, he might not make a big impact. Monitor his status over the weekend.
Posted: 10/15/2012 8:35pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant admitted to dropping the ball on the two point conversion late in the team's Week 6 game. 'That's a play I should make,' Bryant said.
Huddle Up: Bryant has back-to-back standout fantasy games (combined 21 catches, 200 yards and 2 TDs) but both contests, particularly the Week 4 Monday night contests, featured a number of mental and physcial Bryant miscues. He obviously belongs in starting lineups, but fantasy owners have to realize that the foibles are part of the package.
Posted: 10/2/2012 12:48am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant posted eight receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 1, against the Chicago Bears, but he also had several costly drops, failing to extend drives. He also ran the wrong route on one play which led to an interception.
Huddle Up: Bryant easily had his best fantasy game of the season, hitting a career high in receiving yards, but in reality, he was a key contributor in the Cowboys' blowout loss with the drops and route miscues. It was only his second 100-yard receiving game in his career, and he still does not have a receiving TD this season.
Posted: 9/5/2012 12:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be the team's punt returner in Week 1 when the field position presents an opportunity for him to make a play. "We'll let that (depend) on the situation in the game," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. "That's usually the way we've done it with him. You want to give him an opportunity to have one in the situation that will allow him for a return, not just downing the ball. So, we'll look at the times in the game and see when that happens."
Huddle Up: If the Cowboys are considering using Bryant on punt returns you have to believe there are no restrictions with him as a wide receiver. Plus Dr. Jerry Jones has labeled Bryant 100 percent healthy, so he's absolutely good to go for the season opener.
Posted: 8/29/2012 11:59pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's advisor, David Wells, said Bryant is '100 percent' behind the rules and restrictions the team placed on him in an effort to protect him from off-field trouble. 'Dez came to light, himself, based on a couple of instances that happened with other NFL players,' Wells said. 'He realized that he wanted to make some changes himself. He wanted to put some people around him that could also be there in case something happened, they'd be able to attest to what's going on with him.'
Huddle Up: At least Bryant now has more structure with the Cowboys less than a week away from kicking off the regular season. That also means it's time to produce on the field, and with receiving mates Jason Witten and Miles Austin also battling preseason injuries, Bryant is going to need to step up his game. If he can record 70 catches, 1,000 yards and double-digit TDs, Bryant will hit career highs in all three categories.
Posted: 8/27/2012 11:52am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has agreed to strict guidelines from team officials regarding his conduct away from the field. According to sources, some of the rules Bryant must abide include a midnight curfew; no alcohol; he can't attend strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and he has a security team with him; attend counseling sessions twice a week. Bryant will also have a three-man security team. "Oh yeah, very much willing to do anything he can to help himself and help the team," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said of Bryant. "He's very open-minded and cooperative. He's doing the right things by his teammates and everybody is counting on him."
Huddle Up: Bryant can't stay out of his own way, so the Cowboys have hired people to help him do so. Whatever keeps him on the field is good news for the Cowboys--and for Bryant's fantasy owners.
Posted: 8/21/2012 3:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) said that there is no doubt he will be ready for the Cowboys' game Week 1 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Bryant had better be because his runningmates in the Cowboys' aerial attack might not be (see the Miles Austin note below).
Posted: 8/20/2012 6:31pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant's (knee) MRI results show patellar tendinitis, which should only require rest.
Huddle Up: A sigh of relief for the Dallas faithful, and those that may have already drafted the talented receiver.
Posted: 8/20/2012 2:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (undisclosed) left practice early, going inside to get checked out by trainers Monday, Aug. 20. WR Andre Holmes (undisclosed) missed part of practice getting stretched out by trainers.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys receiving corps can't seem to stay on the field. If this extends into the regular season, it could be a long season for Dallas fans.
Posted: 8/13/2012 11:14pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) saw action Monday night in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Having Bryant suit up and play was a welcome sight for the battered Cowboys. The athletic wideout, who's been hampered by the hamstring for much of camp, caught one pass for 24 yards in the game, leaping over an Oakland defender to make the grab. Hamstrings are always tricky, but Bryant is looking good to go going forward this preseason.
Posted: 8/11/2012 10:18pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury and could sit out the preseason game Monday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost summer so far for Bryant, who's been dealing with off-field legal issues (a misdemeanor domestic violence arrest in July) and then a balky hamstring in camp. Not what you want to see if you're counting on Bryant as one of your top wideouts as he is being drafted 14th, on average, among receivers as of this update Saturday night.
Posted: 8/3/2012 7:56pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is in outstanding shape, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Bryant still has to learn about staying in shape over time, according to his head coach.
Huddle Up: Conditioning is the least of the wideout's worries. There's no questioning Bryant's talent, but his continued off-field foibles, which the latest being an arrest last month for misdemeanor family violence, are hurting his fantasy value. He's to be drafted with caution.
Posted: 7/24/2012 12:17am et
The mother of Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has told authorities that she does not want to pursue a case against her son after an argument allegedly turned violent. He was arrested last week after a July 14 incident in which he allegedly hit his mother across the face with a ball cap.
Huddle Up: Regardless of whether or not the authorities pursue the case, Bryant has blemished the game and Roger Goodell doesn't take kindly to those who blemish the game. Early word is that Bryant will escape suspension, but don't count out a one-game reminder of who's in charge just yet.
Posted: 7/20/2012 11:39pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could face a one-game suspension for his arrest for misdemeanor family violence.
Huddle Up: One game seems a bit on the light side for a guy who always seems to be dealing with one off-the-field issue or another. On the bright side, a one-game Goodell vacation shouldn't torpedo Bryant's fantasy value significantly, though however far you tweak Bryant downward you should give Miles Austin a corresponding boost upward.
Posted: 7/17/2012 7:28pm et
Updating previous reports, Desoto, TX police say Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant pulled his mother's hair and slapped her across the face.
Huddle Up: Here's a clip from the 911 call that his mother made. Ms. Bryant: “[Dez] picked up a ball and tried to hit me with it. Then he grabbed me." 911 Operator: "Are you injured?" Ms. Bryant: "My clothes been torn off. He tore my shirt off and pulled my hair."
Posted: 7/16/2012 8:14pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, according to sources, was arrested by police in DeSoto, Texas, Monday, July 16, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. This is the second time in six months that Bryant has had a run-in with the law. In January, he was involved in an altercation in Miami outside a nightclub. While he was detained by police during that incident, he was not arrested.
Huddle Up: Sigh. So much potential, yet Bryant consistently seems to find the banana peel in life. We'll see if this latest incident leads to a visit with Roger Goodell and perhaps a game or two vacation courtesy of the league offices.
Posted: 7/14/2012 12:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant said a full offseason program, particularly in the weight room, should enable him to enjoy a breakout campaign in 2012. "It affected me big time," Bryant said. "I feel much quicker. I'm coming out of my breaks faster. I got in shape real quick. I know all the other guys have been going through the same workouts, so I'm sure they feel the same exact way. I feel like the team is just really ready to go. I'm not going to predict anything, but I know we're ready to go."
Huddle Up: Bryant is the type of player who benefits from closer team supervision, so the Cowboys being able to monitor him through OTAs and into training camp can only help them tap into his vast potential.
Posted: 6/18/2012 3:42pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has pleased the team's front office with his improved conditioning and production during organized team activities and minicamp. Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he enjoys playing with Bryant because Bryant continues to work hard at improving his game. "He just keeps improving and improving. He's a kid that I enjoy playing with because he wants to get better," Romo said. "He's always asking, 'Hey Tony, what can I do to be better?' I love playing with guys like him, Miles (Austin) and these guys. They want to be better themselves and they're trying to do anything they can to get better."
Huddle Up: Good to hear positives coming out of Dallas regarding Bryant, as things like conditioning and commitment are the only concerns about the ultra-talented receiver. Of course, talk in June is one thing; actions on the field in August and September are another. But if you're eyeing Bryant as a breakout fantasy receiver this season, comments like the ones above aren't exactly a deterrent.
Posted: 6/16/2012 12:24pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president of player personnel Stephen Jones said the team believes WR Dez Bryant can become their No. 1 receiver if he is able to improve his play and play up to his potential. "I think (Bryant) needs to be a No. 1 receiver," Jones said. "Not to take anything away from [WR Miles Austin], but I would submit to you that when we line up out there that the guy that they're most worried about is Dez. And he's got to be that guy, and even when they do try to stop him, the great ones still make a lot of plays. [QB Tony Romo] has got to be able to count on him, he's got to run the right routes at the right depths and be a precise route runner. Those are things he's got to improve on."
Huddle Up: Bryant has flashed the talent the Cowboys see when talking about how much he worries opposing defenses. But he also has enough other issues going on to worry his own team that until he's able to consistently bring that talent to the table Austin is going to be the Cowboys' more reliable receiver.
Posted: 6/7/2012 6:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, a close friend of Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, expressed support for Blackmon following his arrest on an aggravated DUI charge. 'He is a great guy,' Bryant said. 'If you knew him, you'd be like, 'I can't believe it.' At the same time, I just feel like it's just a lesson he's going to have to learn. I feel like he's going to get through it. I know he is, just because of the type of guy he is. I wish the best for him. I know he's going to come through and he's going to bounce back and do what he has to do.'
Huddle Up: Bryant has never been arrested but he's no stranger to off-field issues. He's currently named in two civil lawsuits alleging non-payment for $800,000 worth of jewelry and sports tickets. Bryant was also temporarily detained by police outside a Miami bar last January when a fight broke out. No arrest was made.