Dez Bryant
All-American college football player, professional football player, wide receiver
Dez Bryant
Desmond Demond Bryant is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Oklahoma State University, and earned All-American honors. He was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
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Dez Bryant believes Cowboys are the 'only team' that could've defeated the Falcons
LATimes - 29 days
Would the outcome of the NFC championship game be different if the Dallas Cowboys had played the Atlanta Falcons instead of the Green Bay Packers? Just ask Cowboys standout Dez Bryant. The star wide receiver and pro bowler believes that the Cowboys are the “only team” that could have defeated the...
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Cowboys 42, Lions 21: Cowboys Put the Lions in a Must-Win Situation
NYTimes - about 2 months
Dez Bryant caught two touchdown passes and threw one for the Cowboys on Monday. The Lions will have to beat the Packers next week to earn a playoff berth.
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Lions want NFL to review flagged tackle of Elliott - ESPN
Google News - 2 months
ESPN Lions want NFL to review flagged tackle of Elliott ESPN ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said late Monday night that he plans on sending video of defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson's third-quarter unnecessary roughness penalty to league officials for review. Robinson was flagged while ... Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott still has a shot at DickersonNFL.com First division title since 1993 still there for LionsFOXSports.com Dez Bryant was “really nervous” to throw a passNBCSports.com SB Nation -Dallas News (blog) -New York Times -Yahoo Sports all 1,019 news articles »
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NFL-Highlights of Sunday's NFL games
Yahoo News - 3 months
(Adds final game) Dec 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games: Giants 10, Cowboys 7 The New York Giants scored 10 unanswered second-half points to top Dallas 10-7 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, ending the Cowboys' 11-game win streak. The Giants (9-4) completed their first season sweep of the Cowboys since 2011 and consolidated their chances of a wild-card berth as they seek to return to the postseason for the first time since 2011. The Cowboys (11-2) turned over the ball three times -- two interceptions by quarterback Dak Prescott and one lost fumble by receiver Dez Bryant on his first catch of the game, which came late in the fourth quarter.
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Bryant on rolling Cowboys: Plan 'way bigger than being 11-1' - USA TODAY
Google News - 3 months
USA TODAY Bryant on rolling Cowboys: Plan 'way bigger than being 11-1' USA TODAY ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of the team's longest winning streak in any form — better than the carry-over run in 1968-69 after already topping the playoff-included surge from the proud franchise's first ... Minnesota Vikings Week 13 Game RecapYahoo Sports Fading Vikings, losers of 6 of 7 games, almost out of time (Dec 2, 2016)FOXSports.com Vikings DE 'sick and tired' of NFL refs following controversial no-call on final two-point play vs. CowboysDallas News (blog) Washington Post -Fort Worth Star Telegram -DallasCowboys.com -SB Nation all 1,255 news articles »
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Josh Norman continues to rip Dez Bryant: 'It's not like he carries them'
Fox News - 3 months
Norman blasted Bryant, says he has little to do with Dallas' success.
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Dez Bryant, Josh Norman get into scuffle after Cowboys' victory - ESPN
Google News - 3 months
ESPN Dez Bryant, Josh Norman get into scuffle after Cowboys' victory ESPN After the Cowboys defeated the Redskins 31-26, Dez Bryant and Josh Norman get in each other's faces and must be separated. (0:18). Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · Email; comment. 11:12 PM ET. Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer. Close. Covered NFL since ... Dez Bryant, Josh Norman spout off after postgame clashUSA TODAY Cowboys' Dez Bryant on Josh Norman: Redskins should get their money backNJ.com Josh Norman says Dez Bryant told him after game, 'where I'm from, we unload the clip'Washington Post FOXSports.com -NBCSports.com -Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -SB Nation all 133 news articles »
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NFL: Cowboys turn back Ravens, Bills edge Bengals while Giants improve to 7-3
LATimes - 3 months
Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Dallas Cowboys set a franchise season record with their ninth consecutive win, beating the Baltimore Ravens, 27-17, on Sunday in Arlington Texas.  The Cowboys (9-1) punted on their...
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Dez Bryant opens up about getting game ball Sunday after dad's death
Fox News - 3 months
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Dez Bryant claims to own over 3,000 pairs of Jordan sneakers
ABC News - 4 months
Dallas Cowboys?wide receiver? Dez Bryant is one of the elite players at his position in the NFL -- something that's been well-known for a few years now. But one thing that fans may not be aware of is how many pairs of sneakers he has in his household. And not just any type of sneakers -- they have to be Jordans. On Thursday, Bryant told reporters that he owns between 3,000 and 3,500 pairs of Jordan sneakers. He's also a member of Team Jordan, so of course he's going to promote his brand over the others. Bryant's Jordan ambassador status allows him to get his hands on some of the exclusive pairs before they hit stores. "When that shoe release, I'm done wearing it," Bryant said. "I get my shoes, like, at least six months to a year early. No joke, seriously. Like, I'm already in January of 2017 right now ... when it comes to Jordans.? "A month, I probably get about 50 pairs of shoes." Here's a quick glimpse of. ...
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Cowboys WR Bryant active vs Eagles after missing 3 games
Fox News - 4 months
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant will return for the Dallas Cowboys against Philadelphia after missing three games with a hairline fracture of a bone in his right knee.
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Mort & Schefter's Week 7 notebook: Bledsoe weighs in on Romo vs. Prescott - ESPN
Google News - 4 months
ESPN Mort & Schefter's Week 7 notebook: Bledsoe weighs in on Romo vs. Prescott ESPN Donovan McNabb believes the Cowboys should look to trade Tony Romo and Dez Bryant in order to build their future around their younger players Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. (1:34). Facebook · Twitter; Pinterest · Email; comment. 8:10 AM ET. Elliott, surprising Prescott give Dallas backfield of future (Oct 20, 2016)FOXSports.com Donovan McNabb thinks the Cowboys should trade Dez Bryant and Tony RomoCBSSports.com Why Cowboys would be more likely to cut Tony Romo than trade himDallas News (blog) Fort Worth Star Telegram -Blogging The Boys (blog) -For The Win -Headlines & Global News all 302 news articles »
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Dez Bryant predicts Ezekiel Elliott will reach remarkable rushing feat - FOXSports.com
Google News - 4 months
FOXSports.com Dez Bryant predicts Ezekiel Elliott will reach remarkable rushing feat FOXSports.com Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the expectations for the Dallas Cowboys. The team is off to a 5-1 start thanks in large part to its rookie tandem of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott exceeding what many thought was possible. Elliott is leading ... Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott surprises new pet owners at adoption event at SPCA of TexasDallas News (blog) Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Sponsors $21 Pet Adoption Day; Audio ExcerptCBS Local Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott have Cowboys riding highESPN (blog) NFL.com -Today's Pigskin (blog) -CBSSports.com -Larry Brown Sports all 51 news articles »
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Breaking down the biggest game in Week 6 with NFL insider Michael Lombardi - FOXSports.com
Google News - 4 months
FOXSports.com Breaking down the biggest game in Week 6 with NFL insider Michael Lombardi FOXSports.com FOX Sports contributor Michael Lombardi is a personnel evaluator by trade who served as the Cleveland Browns general manager in 2013. Lombardi began his career with the San Francisco 49ers organization in 1984. He spent time with the 49ers (1984-86) ... Cowboys' rookies carry team to face Packers' top-ranked rush defenseESPN (blog) Cowboys, rookie QB Prescott, look to keep rolling vs PackersUSA TODAY Dez Bryant questionable; Cowboys “less than optimistic” he playsNBCSports.com DallasCowboys.com -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -Sporting News -Dallas News (blog) all 413 news articles »
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Cowboys WR Dez Bryant misses second game with leg fracture
ABC News - 5 months
ARLINGTON, Texas --? Dallas Cowboys?receiver Dez Bryant will miss his second straight game with a tibial plateau fracture near his right knee. Bryant has not practiced since suffering the injury on the second snap of the Cowboys' Sept. 25 win against the Chicago Bears. Bryant has gone through resistance training for parts of the last two weeks and went through a session before Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cowboys said Bryant could miss up to three weeks with the injury. They play the Green Bay Packers next week and have their bye week on Oct. 23. Bryant recorded 11 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' first three games. This is the second straight year and third time in his career Bryant has missed multiple games in the same season. He missed seven games last season because of a broken right foot suffered in the season opener. He missed four games as a rookie in 2012...
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Dez Bryant has missed meetings or been late 7-8 times this year
ABC News - 5 months
Although the? Dallas Cowboys and his representatives at Roc Nation have worked with him, Dez Bryant continues to demonstrate a pattern of irresponsible behavior by being late to or missing medical treatments and team meetings, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. They said the wide receiver has shown improvement at times, but he has been tardy or missing at least 20 times and possibly as many as 40 times during his seven-year Dallas career. One anonymous Cowboys player said: "If you were hoping for him to come to a scheduled meeting, he may or may not be there, but if you need a first down on third-and-14, throw it to Dez." After hurting his knee in the Cowboys' win over the Chicago Bears a week ago,?Bryant missed treatment and an MRI appointment on Monday, plus team meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday after not communicating with the team. He later expressed regret.? "Things could've been done a lot...
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Bills' Sammy Watkins out eight weeks; Cowboys' Dez Bryant still questionable
LATimes - 5 months
Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will miss at least eight weeks resting an injury to his surgically repaired left foot after the team placed him on the reserved-injured list.  The Bills announced the move on Friday afternoon, a few hours after Coach Rex Ryan expressed “major concern” over the...
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WR Bryant Avoided Cowboys for 2 Days, Fearing News on Knee
NYTimes - 5 months
Dez Bryant missed medical appointments and team meetings over two days away from the Dallas Cowboys this week as the star receiver tried to avoid bad news about his injured right knee.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dez Bryant
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 27
    On June 22, 2016, Bryant was sued by Texas senate Royce West for damaging a rented house in DeSoto, Texas.
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    On January 6, 2016, he underwent foot and ankle surgeries.
    More Details Hide Details For the season, Bryant has sold the most merchandise for a wide receiver and 5th most overall merchandise with only Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers selling more than Bryant. Bryant had a troubled upbringing, born to a 15-year-old mother who was arrested for dealing crack cocaine when he was age eight. He went on to live in eight different homes while at Lufkin High School. Bryant has two sons, Zayne, 7, and Dez, Jr., 4. Bryant was sued in March 2011 for $861,350 for legal fees and the cost of jewelry, which he acquired on credit while a student athlete. The case was settled before court proceedings for between $400,000 and $500,000.
  • 2015
    Age 26
    Limited to 9 games of 2015, Bryant had 401 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.
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    During Sunday Night Football against the Giants on September 13, 2015, Bryant left the game with a foot injury.
    More Details Hide Details An X-ray revealed a fracture in the foot that required surgery. Recovery time required 4–6 weeks. He returned in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks and struggled, getting 2 receptions for 12 yards in a 13-12 loss to the Seahawks in AT&T Stadium. Week 9 vs the Philadelphia Eagles, Bryant caught his first touchdown of the season with 5 catches for 104 yards.
    On July 15, 2015, Bryant and the Cowboys reached an agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract that includes $45 million of guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus.
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    On March 3, 2015, the Cowboys placed the nonexclusive franchise tag, worth $12.823 million, on Bryant.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    Bryant's 2013 season started with four receptions for 22 receiving yards in a week-1 victory over the New York Giants.
    More Details Hide Details Bryant had 9 receptions for 141 receiving yards and a touchdown in a week-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the course of the next two weeks, Bryant had 10 receptions for 119 yards with three touchdowns, in a 31–7 win versus the St. Louis Rams and a 30–21 loss to the San Diego Chargers. In a week-5, 51–48 shootout with the Denver Broncos, Bryant had six receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tony Romo broke the Cowboys' single-game passing yards record with 506 yards, and threw for five touchdowns and one interception. The next week, Bryant had five catches for 36 yards in a week-6 victory over NFC East rivals, the Redskins. In a week-7 blowout win against the Eagles, Bryant had 110 yards on eight catches with no touchdowns. After a 31–30 loss to the Lions in week 8, Bryant finished with three catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns, his third multiple-touchdown game of the season.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    On July 16, 2012, Bryant was arrested on a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his biological mother, Angela Bryant.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2013, Bryant spoke at an event for Dallas Men Against Abuse. At the event, he stated, "I’m done with domestic abuse." On August 28, 2014, Dez launched his official brand and apparel line, ThrowUpTheX, his signature end zone celebration.
    Bryant finished the 2012 season with 92 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns; these ranked 10th, sixth, and third, respectively, among all receivers.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered from several injuries throughout the second half of the season. He injured his finger in early December, opting to play through the injury for the duration of the season, saying that opponents would "have to break my leg to keep me out." He left in the fourth quarter of the final game of the season against the Redskins with a back injury. Head coach Jason Garrett stated after the game that Bryant "could barely walk", with the injury.
  • 2011
    Age 22
    The 28 yards gained by Bryant was his lowest total yards in a game for the 2011 season through seven games.
    More Details Hide Details The following week, against the Seattle Seahawks, Bryant recorded four receptions for 76 yards on 9 targets. Bryant also fumbled and lost the fumble, both for the first time in his career, as he was tackled near the opponent's 1-yard line. The Cowboys got the win against the Seahawks 23–13. At the midway point of the season, Bryant had 26 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns on six starts. Similarly, in 2010 at the midway point of the season, Bryant had 38 receptions for 435 and three touchdowns on two starts. Bryant finished the season with 63 receptions for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns. Bryant brought in 85 yards on four catches (21.3 yards per catch average) in a 24–17 win against the New York Giants in the season opener. The next two games were average performances totaling only 79 receiving yards on 9 receptions and no touchdowns. Dallas lost the game in week 2 versus the Seattle Seahawks, and went on to win in week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    His yardage output of the game also ranked as the most yards in a single game for his 2011 season.
    More Details Hide Details Bryant was not officially given the start for the game. Bryant's best game of the season was overshadowed by rookie teammate DeMarco Murray's record-breaking day. The seventh game of the season pinned the 3–3 Dallas Cowboys against the 2–4 Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Field. Bryant had just three receptions for 28 yards in a 34–7 loss.
    Bryant missed the second game of the 2011 season against the San Francisco 49ers due to injury, as the Cowboys won the game in overtime.
    More Details Hide Details Bryant started his second game of the season against the division rivals and previously undefeated Washington Redskins on a Monday Night Football game. Playing injured, Bryant managed four receptions for 63 yards in that game helping his team to a win. In the fourth game of the season against the, at the time, undefeated Detroit Lions, Bryant had three receptions for 37 yards, one rush for five yards, and two receiving touchdowns in his team's loss. His two-touchdown game marked just the second time in his career with multiple touchdowns in one game. Against the New England Patriots, Bryant had four receptions for 78 yards in a heartbreaking loss on the road. In week 7 of the 2011 regular season, the Dallas Cowboys went up against the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. In the contest, Bryant had the most productive game of his season thus far, hauling in five receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown, helping his team to a win. His receptions that game ranked fourth-most receptions in a game and his 90 yards were his second-most yards in a game for his career.
    Bryant started the first game of the 2011 season against the New York Jets where he had three receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    On November 15, 2010, Bryant caught three passes for 104 yards and one touchdown, to become the first Cowboys rookie with a 100+ yard game since Antonio Bryant.
    More Details Hide Details During the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 38–35 victory over the Colts, Bryant went down with a fractured ankle. Indianapolis' Kavell Conner held onto Bryant's leg while tackling him on a kickoff return, and the Cowboys immediately took Bryant to the locker room. He was placed on the injured reserve list and had surgery on the fractured ankle. He left the game with one catch for 14 yards and a 35.7-yard average on three kickoff returns. Bryant finished his rookie season with 45 receptions for 561 yards and six receiving touchdowns. With the departure of Roy Williams, Bryant won the starting job opposite of Miles Austin.
    In a Monday Night Football game vs. the New York Giants, at Cowboys stadium on October 25, 2010, Bryant caught four passes for 54 yards, two of them for TDs, and also returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown, making the longest Cowboys' punt return since Dennis Morgan's 98-yard return during the 1974 NFL season.
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    On October 17, 2010, Bryant caught his first NFL touchdown catch, on a 31-yard pass from Tony Romo.
    More Details Hide Details The Cowboys ended up losing that game 24–21.
    On July 23, 2010, it was announced that Bryant would wear number 88, the same as Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, and Cowboys legend Drew Pearson.
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    Bryant was signed by the Cowboys to a contract very similar to that of Vikings' wide receiver Percy Harvin (five years, $12.05 million, roughly $8.4 million guaranteed) on July 22, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    On November 5, 2009, Bryant announced his intentions to enter the 2010 NFL draft.
    More Details Hide Details He was widely believed to be the best wide receiver available and to be targeted by the Denver Broncos (11th pick overall), who traded their Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins prior to the draft. If he slipped by the Broncos, Bryant was projected to fall no lower than No. 27 to the Dallas Cowboys. After dropping because of character concerns, the Cowboys traded up with the New England Patriots, moving from the 27th to the 24th position to select Bryant. For the move, the team sent a third-round draft choice (no. 90), while receiving the Patriots' fourth-round draft choice (no. 119).
    He was considered the best receiver in 2009 and a possible Heisman contender before the suspension.
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    Bryant was ruled ineligible for the rest of the 2009 season on October 7 for violating an NCAA bylaw.
    More Details Hide Details He failed to fully disclose his interaction with Deion Sanders, a former NFL player, to the NCAA.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    Bryant finished the 2008 season for Oklahoma State with 87 receptions for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns, including two punt returns for touchdowns.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    In the 2007 Insight Bowl, he recorded 9 receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 49–33 win against the Indiana Hoosiers.
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    As a freshman in 2007, he finished second on the team with 43 receptions for 622 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.
    More Details Hide Details In a game against the University of Kansas Jayhawks, he set an OSU record for receiving yards in a game by a freshman with 155.
    Bryant attended Oklahoma State University from 2007 to 2009 and was a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team coached by Mike Gundy.
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    Regarded as a four-star recruit by rivals.com, Bryant was listed as the no. 9 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2007, and the second from Texas behind only Terrence Toliver.
    More Details Hide Details Recruited by numerous major programs, including most Big 12 schools, Bryant took official visits to Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, before committing to the Cowboys. He was just the fourth Parade All-American to sign with OSU since 1985.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on November 4, 1988.
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