Data Scout Notes: PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/PWCamp/P1stM-WR/KR, STPOY, 1stWR/1stKR
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Receiver Dez Bryant - Bryant was widely considered a top ten pick and was easily the best receiver in the draft. The Cowboys have regrets about letting Randy Moss go by in 1998 because of off field issues. They weren't going to make the same mistake twice with another game-breaking receiver who will also have an immediate impact on punt and kickoff returns.
A closer look at the Cowboys picks: Round 1/24 - Dez Bryant, WR, 6-2, 225, Oklahoma State: The Cowboys traded up three spots with New England to secure another weapon for quarterback Tony Romo. He will eventually replace Roy Williams in the starting lineup opposite Miles Austin. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/24/14 - WR Dez Bryant has now caught at least one touchdown in each of his last four games. He has also caught two touchdown passes in each of his last two games. Bryant, who remains the Cowboys leader in touchdowns scored, now has 10 receiving touchdowns on the season.
11/20/14 - WR Dez Bryant said he will not be distracted by his contract impasse over the final six games of the season. He said his focus is on helping the Cowboys make the playoffs. He has worked hard since last year's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the season finale that cemented their third straight 8-8 season and fourth season out of the post-season. He has no plans on turning back and letting it slip away this time.
"I'm going to give you my honest opinion. The years that we did go 8-8, I don't think we worked hard enough," Bryant said. "I'm not saying we didn't work, like, I mean the offseason, during the OTAs – not the coaches. That's on us. The first thing that I did right after the game, we lost to Philly, my brother will tell you – I was working out the next day. Just because I felt like ‘Damn, we didn't do enough.' Obviously we didn't do enough, they were the better team. It feels different, it's a lot different – it's a lot different from last year. We're more together, we want it more, we've got the same vision, and that's kind of hard when you've got a team like that."
11/12/14 - WR Dez Bryant is growing frustrated with the protracted contract talks with the Cowboys. He said he appreciates the support the Cowboys have shown him but loyalty works both ways.
"I just know what I'm going to accept and I know what I'm not going to accept," Bryant said. "You know, it's not about the money. It's not about none of that. I just feel like a little respect should play a factor in that. I love it (here). I really do. But every day you grow. Let's see what happens. It's all about respect. It's all about respect. I am a very loyal person, but just don't test my loyalty."
11/10/14 - WR Dez Bryant has five catches the previous two weeks combined. He had six catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the second quarter against the Jaguars. The yards were team records for most yards in a quarter and most yards in a half.
11/06/14 - WR Dez Bryant has five catches the past two games and looking to have a breakout performance against the Jaguars. He was undone by the poor play of quarterback Brandon Weeden, but he also had four dropped passes the past two weeks.