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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01/05/16 - WR Dez Bryant has not yet had a date set for offseason surgeries on his foot and ankle, but owner Jerry Jones is confident Bryant will be ready for offseason workouts and training camp. The Cowboys can begin offseason workouts on April 18.
"What I am told is that he shouldn't miss any of our organized offseason work and certainly not training camp," Jones said after the Cowboys dropped the regular-season finale 34-23 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
"Nothing about what we might do with his ankle or additional help in his bone graft doing better, that that's going to limit him on getting back in time for that - maybe a little early weight work. That type of thing."
Bryant initially injured his foot in the season opener, fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, commonly known as a Jones fracture. He missed the next five games, and had a bone graft inserted to help the healing process. Bryant also had a stem cell injection in October to enhance the healing.
Bryant returned in Week 8 against Seattle, catching two passes for 12 yards. He injured his right ankle and left knee the following week against Philadelphia on a touchdown catch.
Bryant played with both injuries the next six games before being held out of last week's 16-6 loss at Buffalo. The Cowboys the ended his season by placing him on injured reserve, marking the least productive season in Bryant's career.
Bryant finished the year with 31 catches for 401 yards with three touchdowns in nine games.
12/31/15 - WR Dez Bryant (foot) was placed on reserve/injured by the Cowboys Wednesday (Dec. 30).
12/28/15 - WR Dez Bryant is unlikely to play in Sunday's season finale against the Washington Redskins. Bryant didn't make the trip to Buffalo, as he continues to deal with foot and ankle injuries. He is scheduled to undergo further medical tests on each this week, and it's unknown whether he will be cleared to practice after missing all of last week.
12/24/15 - WR Dez Bryant (foot) did not practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, but he is not expected to miss Sunday's game in Buffalo. He said he expects to play but coach Jason Garrett said Thursday in a brief press conference that Bryant's status against the Bills would be a medical decision.
12/23/15 - WR Dez Bryant continues to be limited with a foot injury. He did not practice Wednesday, but he is not expected to miss Sunday's game in Buffalo. He said he is fine. Bryant was sidelined five games earlier this season after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the season opener, but played the past eight games. Bryant caught his third touchdown of the season against the Jets, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown pass from QB Kellen Moore.