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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08/31/15 - WR Dez Bryant was expected to return to practice last week and play in the third preseason game against the Vikings. But the Cowboys erred on the side of caution. Maybe the sight of Scandrick going down caused them to be extra careful with Bryant. They also attribute his hamstring injury early in camp to missing the offseason in a contract hold out.
They plan on taking no chances with Bryant. They want him ready to go for the start of the season.
08/29/15 - WR Dez Bryant left practice early Thursday but he is expected to make his preseason debut against the Vikings Saturday after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury.
08/26/15 - WR Dez Bryant will up his workload in practice this week and should be ready to make his preseason debut against the Vikings.
08/16/15 - WR Dez Bryant won't practice against the St. Louis Rams Monday and Tuesday because he remains sidelined with a strained hamstring that has kept him out the last week of practice and Thursday's preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. Owner Jerry Jones said he prefers Bryant on the sideline and getting in better shape after missing the entire offseason in a contract dispute. Jones said the primary focus is getting Bryant ready for the Sept. 13 season opener against the New York Giants.
"There's a lot of me that likes Dez, seriously, right where he is right now," Jones said. "He's really working on his conditioning. I noticed how hard they had him out here working before the practice. I like that. I don't think we're missing anything. Dez wants to be out here and it's probably killing him not to be making plays. I know it is. But for our perspective, that's working about where we want it to be. I don't think in any way we're going to be behind or limited as to Dez's preparation the way it's working right now all the way up until we play the Giants."
08/10/15 - WR Dez Bryant remains sidelined indefinitely because of a hamstring injury. He will miss Thursday's preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. He was unlikely to play much anyway as the starters rarely go more than a series in the preseason opener. With Bryant injured, the Cowboys were most certainly going to error on the side of caution.
Vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys aren't going to rush Bryant back and sees this as an opportunity to get him into football shape after missing the off season and mini camp in a contract dispute. "He missed such a significant part of the off season," Jones said. "It was obviously a concern, whether it was verbalized by the organization that we were going to have to manage that situation. This will let (athletic trainer) Britt Brown and our strength and conditioning staff work with him and get him into an even better place. Dez is never going to be out of shape. But there is a difference between being in great shape and ready to play games."