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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11/30/13 - WR Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. He now has 268 career catches to pass Billy Joe DuPree (267) for 13th in franchise history. Bryant also now has 3,767 career receiving yards and passed Doug Cosbie (3,728) for eighth in receiving yards in team history.
11/26/13 - WR Dez Bryant caught nine passes for 102 yards and now has four 100-yard games this season and 10 in his career. But he nearly cost the Cowboys the game with a fumble in the fourth quarter. Bryant said he was "heartbroken" by his fumble that caused the Cowboys to lose 20 yards on an early drive in the fourth quarter, but that he knew he had to keep his composure and is working on his concentration. He had three catches on the game-winning field-goal drive.
"I didn't get too down on myself," he said. "I had to keep myself together because those guys were believing in me, and I was believing in me. I had to keep my composure and go out there and play my game."
11/26/13 - --WR Dez Bryant had his receiver totals changed from the Giants game after NFL officials have changed the statistics on a Bryant reception in the fourth quarter.
It was a on a play when Bryant caught a pass and fumbled the ball backwards. He is now credited with having minus-11 yards on the play.
Instead of finishing with 102 receiving yards, Bryant will now have 86 receiving yards.
11/11/13 - --WR Dez Bryant had one catch for 44 yards against the Saints. It came late in the third quarter and helped spark a touchdown drive. The biggest issue is why he wasn't targeted earlier the game. Bryant played the role of team player afterwards.
"I just do what's asked," Bryant sad. "That's all I do. I can't answer that."
11/08/13 - Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones disputed a report that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a disk problem in his back, claiming Bryant's back injury is muscle related and does not involve a disk, ESPNDallas.com reported Friday.
FoxSportsSouthwest.com had reported Bryant's injury may be a bulging or herniated disk.
Bryant had an MRI earlier in the week. He was on the practice field Friday for the second straight day. He was limited in Thursday's workout.
"I feel good and I'm playing on Sunday," Bryant said after Friday's practice, according to ESPNDallas.com. "That's all y'all need to know."
The Cowboys play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.
Bryant has been bothered by lower back issues much of the season but has not missed any games.
"We don't seem to have any long-term concern about that at all," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, according to the report. "We're just trying to address an issue. If you look at our locker room, and probably locker rooms all over the league, a lot of guys are nicked up this time of year and you've got to do your best as a medical staff to get them healthy, to get them out on the practice field and get them ready to play on Sunday."