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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09/15/14 - WR Dez Bryant had 10 catches for 103 yards and his first touchdown of the season. It was his fourth career game with at least 10 catches and his 11th career 100-yard game. He left the game briefly in the first half with a shoulder injury but said it wasn't serious. "It's good. It might be sore. But it's good. I will fight through anything," he said.
09/11/14 - WR Dez Bryant remains firmly behind quarterback Tony Romo, despite a frustrating season opener in which Romo threw two picks into coverage while targeting Bryant. One resulted in a violent hit that caused Bryant to stay on the field for a moment before walking off.
"Well, nobody wants to take a hit, but if the ball is there you've got to go get it no matter what the situation is," Bryant said. "If it's there, you've got to go catch it and expect the hit.
"I don't want to say it's me defending him," Bryant said. "It's what I believe. I guess if that was the case, how you like to put it, that's what it's supposed to be. Tony is the quarterback. He's my quarterback and I'm going to forever uplift him the best I possibly can. In anything, I've got his back."
09/08/14 - WR Dez Bryant had four catches for 55 yards against the 49ers as he could never free himself from constant double coverage to make the big play.
09/07/14 - WR Dez Bryant left for part of the second half after dealing with cramps in his back. He returned, but wasn't much of a factor with 55 yards on four catches. "They doubled," he said. "We went into the game expecting that. We're just going to go back to the drawing board and see what we can do different."
09/03/14 - WR Dez Bryant will likely not sign a contract extension before Sunday's season opener and stands by his plans to cut off talks until after the season so they won't be a distraction. Bryant said a new deal will have to wait until the offseason if it isn't done by Sunday.
"Man, let me tell you something, done is done," Bryant said. "If I say it's done, it's done."
Bryant, the 24th overall pick in 2010, will make $1.78 million, plus a $250,000 workout bonus, in the final year of his rookie deal. He and owner Jerry Jones met twice last week to talk contract, but the sides have yet to come to agreement on structure, bonus or guaranteed money.
"Truthfully, it's been great talks," Bryant said. "But still, I'm not really into that right now. We got a game in a couple days."
"Man, look, it's like this: My mind is focused on San Fran," he added. "It's the only thing it's focused on. All the other stuff is going to take care of itself, I promise."