Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 1/19/10: #1 Junior WR, Projected Rd: 1 for the 2011 NFL Draft 2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 87-1480-17-19; PR: 17-305-17.9-2 KR: 4-100-25-0; All-American, first team All-Big 12 as a receiver and returner, Special Teams Player of the Year. Biletnikoff Award Finalist. Accumulated a dizzying array of statistics with big play after big play ... Ended the season as the Big 12 statistical champion in receiving yards per game (113.9), scoring (9.69 ppg), touchdown receptions (19), punt returns (17.9 per try), and punt return touchdowns (two) ... His sophomore season included OSU's second best mark in receiving yards (1,480), a new school record with 19 touchdown receptions, the second best scoring season in OSU history with 128 points (trailing only Barry Sanders' NCAA record of 234 points set in 1988), the second best single-season total in catches (87), and a new Holiday Bowl record with 167 receiving yards in three quarters of play due to injury ... First time he touched the ball in 2008 (and on his first career return) resulted in a 42-yard punt return at Washington State ... Put on a display against Houston with 311 all-purpose yards ... Had 236 receiving yards against Houston for the second best total in OSU history and the second best receiving game in the country in 2008 ... Also had a 71-yard punt return for a score against Houston and was named Walter Camp national player of the week as well as Big 12 offensive player of the week for his efforts .... Was the Big 12 special teams player of the week after returning a punt 78 yards for a score against Texas A&M ... Had 11 catches for 212 yards with two scores against Baylor for the 10th best game in the country in 2008...2007: 12 GP; 3 GS; Rush: 2-16-8-0; Rec: 43-622-14.5-6; PR: 2-15-7.5-0; Finished second on the team with 43 catches covering 622 receiving yards in 12 games (did not play against Florida Atlantic) ... Was second on the team with six TD receptions and averaged 14.5 yards per catch ... Exploded against Kansas, establishing an OSU freshman record with 155 receiving yards... Four-year member of the track team.
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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01/11/13 - WR Dez Bryant finally lived up to expectations on the field with a breakout performance, catching 92 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also showed toughness by playing the last month with a fractured finger.
01/03/13 - WR Dez Bryant spent Sunday night in the hospital after his back locked up on him in the fourth quarter against the Redskins. He couldn't walk and had to be carried on and off the plane. The Cowboys took him to the hospital when they returned. He caught four passes on eight targets for 71 yards, and for the first time in eight games was held without a touchdown.
"It was a pretty significant injury," coach Jason Garrett said Monday at Valley Ranch. "He couldn't come back and play. He really couldn't walk until this morning."
Bryant would not have been able to play if the Cowboys won the game and made the playoffs.
12/28/12 - WR Dez Bryant ranks third in the NFC in catches with 88 and second in touchdowns with 12 and fourth in yardage with 1,311. He was the biggest snub among Cowboys who didn't make the Pro Bowl. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett acknowledges Bryant has had as good a year as any receiver in the NFL and should feel good about that while worrying only about beating the Redskins on Sunday.
"Certainly Dez has had as good a year as any receiver in the National Football League, and his impact on our team has been really, really significant," Garrett said. "He just has to feel good about that, and he's got a great challenge this week going up to Washington against the Redskins."
12/27/12 - WR Dez Bryant didn't make the Pro Bowl, despite his breakout season and numbers better than selectees like Julio Jones and Victor Cruz. Bryant said his focus is on helping the Cowboys beat the Redskins and make the playoffs. Bryant was left off despite ranking third among NFC wideouts with 88 catches and fourth in yards with 1,311. His 12 touchdowns ranks second among NFC wideouts. Balloting for players and coaches took place last week, though, before Bryant had nine catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints.
12/24/12 - WR Dez Bryant caught nine passes for a career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints. Bryant's 224 yards marked the 10th 200-yard game in team history. His 224 yards were fourth-most in a game in team history.