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Dez Bryant | WR | Dallas Cowboys
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.

Posted: 12/27/2013 11:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is probable for Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bryant expects to play and isn't likely to receive an epidural injection to relieve any pain like he did earlier this year. 'I'm all natural, baby,' Bryant said. 'Feels 100 percent.'
Huddle Up: Bryant on Sunday night will be looking to duplicate his productive Week 7 outing (8-110) against the Eagles, only with a TD or 2 thrown in.

Posted: 12/27/2013 12:04am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) said he expects to play Week 17 even though he did not practice Thursday, Dec. 26. Bryant said he will allow a specialist look at his back this offseason.
Huddle Up: Full week of practice or not -- Tony Romo or not -- feel safe starting Dez in Sunday night's NFC East Championship Game.

Posted: 12/10/2013 1:52pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (chest) returned to the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears before the end of the first half. He fell on top of the ball and knocked the wind out of himself. The Cowboys took a timeout, and he ended up not even missing one play as a result.
Huddle Up: Bryant came out of the game relatively fine from a health perspective, but the WR's usage -- or lack of it -- is concerning his fantasy owners once again as he only was targeted 4 times in the loss, finishing with 2 catches and a season-low 12 yards. That issue had seemed to have corrected itself with Bryant receiving a combined 25 targets over the 2 previous games, but it reared its ugly head again Monday night -- just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Hopefully for his owners, another correction is forthcoming.

Posted: 11/26/2013 11:38pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Bryant is as healthy as he's been in awhile, and his fantasy owners will be looking for the wideout to deliver a Turkey Day TD or 2 as he has not come up with a scoring reception since Week 8. Bryant has 16 receptions for 194 yards in the 3 games in-between.

Posted: 11/25/2013 1:09am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (arm) suffered an apparent right arm injury in the first quarter of the Week 12 game against the New York Giants. He was down for a few moments before jogging off under his own power while not moving his right arm.
Huddle Up: He came back to play a fine game, but the injuries are piling up for Bryant.

Posted: 11/21/2013 11:51pm et
The New York Giants plan to be physical with Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant at the line of scrimmage Week 12 because he does not like to be physical before catching the ball. 'Get your hands on him,' SS Will Hill said. 'He doesn't like to be touched, like most receivers in this league. But really him. He doesn't like to be touched.'
Huddle Up: The Giants will try to duplicate their Week 1 effort against Bryant, who had only 4 catches for 22 yards on 8 targets in the Cowboys' 36-31 win. Bryant's fantasy owners, meanwhile, are looking for a return to form by wideout, who had only 1 catch for 44 yards in the Cowboys' final game before their Week 11 bye.

Posted: 11/18/2013 5:08pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, who has been double-teamed often this year and used as a decoy, is confident the team has worked on ways to get him the ball more often. He has four games this year where he's caught four passes or less. 'You will see what happens,' Bryant said. 'I've been seeing (double coverage) for a minute now, we've been working on it.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners hope the Cowboys have a solid plan to get Bryant loose. Recent weeks have been brutal.

Posted: 11/12/2013 1:28pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to see the team utilize WR Dez Bryant more in the offense after the star receiver was targeted just twice against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Bryant has 52 catches for 749 yards and eight touchdowns this season. 'We need to get him the ball more,' Jones said. 'I think that's the kind of thing that's a reasonable thing that you can adjust over a two-week period that we're going into with our bye week. How do we work to get him the ball more?'
Huddle Up: Jones, for once, is making total sense and has taken the words right out of the mouths of Bryant's fantasy owners after the WR has been targeted only 19 times over the past 3 games, resulting in 10 receptions, 180 yards and a pair of TDs. The Cowboys certainly have more pressing issues to worry about, and frequently targeting your best offensive playmaker should be a weekly no-brainer.

Posted: 11/8/2013 2:02pm et
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said WR Dez Bryant (back) is dealing with a muscular problem in his back and not a disc-related problem. Bryant underwent an MRI exam earlier this week and the results were the same as his test after the season finale last season when he was forced to use a wheelchair to leave the locker room. He is practicing for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 8, and ran some red-zone routes without issue in the session open to the media. Bryant said he will play in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Bryant is a regular on the Cowboys' injury report, but a disc issue isn't anything trivial and could require season-ending surgery. Bryant's owners will have to trust that Jones is right, but it's definitely something to continue monitoring.

Posted: 11/8/2013 11:48am et
There are concerns that Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) may be dealing with a bulging or herniated disc in his back. Bryant is receiving treatment for his injury but believes he will be able to play Week 10.
Huddle Up: The tricky thing with back injuries is that when they flare up it's not as if you can tape it up and play. Here's hoping Bryant can make it through the rest of this season, then get whatever work needs to be done accomplished in the offseason so he's ready to go for the start of 2014.

Posted: 11/7/2013 1:08pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 7, and head coach Jason Garrett continues to believe that Bryant's sore back is not a long-term issue. Bryant ran routes in the portion of practice open to the media. Bryant needed a wheelchair to get to the team bus in last year's season finale against the Washington Redskins because of a stiff back. 'It's bothering him a little bit off and on,' Garrett said. 'I don't know if it's the exact same thing, but we don't think it's a significant deal.' Bryant said he will play in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: There's been plenty of buzz about Bryant and his sore back, but his return to practice suggests that for now all is well and he'll be in the lineup this weekend

Posted: 10/27/2013 9:01pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was animated multiple times in the Week 8 game. He was seen shouting at TE Jason Witten near the end of the game.
Huddle Up: Bryant did catch a 50-yard touchdown—his second of the day—after throwing his first tantrum. The second seemed to be frustration with a defense that gave the game away in the final 50 seconds.