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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    SF @ DAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    DAL @ TEN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    DAL @ LAR

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    HOU @ DAL

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DAL @ SEA

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NYG @ DAL

  • Week 8 - Oct 27

    WAS @ DAL

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    ARI @ DAL

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    DAL @ JAC

  • Week 11 - Nov 16


  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DAL @ NYG

  • Week 13 - Nov 27

    PHI @ DAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 04

    DAL @ CHI

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    DAL @ PHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    IND @ DAL

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    DAL @ WAS

  • Week 1 - Sep 05

    DAL 24 @ NYG 17

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    DAL 7 @ SEA 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    TB 10 @ DAL 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 01

    CHI 34 @ DAL 18

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DAL @ BAL

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    DAL @ CAR

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NYG @ DAL

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DAL @ ATL

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DAL @ PHI

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    CLE @ DAL

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    WAS @ DAL

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    PHI @ DAL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    DAL 24 @ NYJ 27

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    DAL 27 @ SF 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    WAS 16 @ DAL 18

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DET 34 @ DAL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    DAL 16 @ NE 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    LAR 7 @ DAL 34

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    DAL 7 @ PHI 34

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    SEA 13 @ DAL 23

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    BUF 7 @ DAL 44

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    DAL 27 @ WAS 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DAL 13 @ ARI 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NYG 37 @ DAL 34

  • Week 15 - Dec 17

    DAL 31 @ TB 15

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    PHI 20 @ DAL 7

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DAL 7 @ WAS 13

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    CHI 27 @ DAL 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DAL 27 @ HOU 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03


  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    TEN 34 @ DAL 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    DAL 21 @ MIN 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    NYG 41 @ DAL 35

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    JAC 35 @ DAL 17

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    DAL 7 @ GB 45

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    DAL 33 @ NYG 20

    3 receptions

    104 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    DET 19 @ DAL 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    DAL 38 @ IND 35

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    PHI 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    WAS 30 @ DAL 33

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    DAL 26 @ ARI 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    DAL 14 @ PHI 13


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Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant - Dezzy does dallas

Dez Bryant is a receiver on the rise in the NFL.  Bryant, like many receivers before him, made the mythological 3rd year breakout in 2012.  Bryant is an immensely talented receiver who has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in life and in football.  Bryant looks to be on the right path, and if he stays on that path he has the potential to be one of the best receivers in the game.

Bryant has seen a steady increase in his production since joining the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 as a first round draft pick.  When you look at Bryant’s career numbers as a whole they are pretty impressive, with 4.65 catches for 66.77 yards and 0.63 touchdowns per game average.  The statistic that sticks out to me is the 0.63 touchdowns per game played, because when you arrive in the NFL either you can score touchdowns, or you can’t.  Bryant has a 100-yard receiving game in 14% of the games he has played in, which is also the same percentage of games in which he scores 2 touchdowns or more.

These numbers are great to look at, but, as I mentioned before, Bryant has seen a steady increase in production over the first 3 seasons of his young career.  Bryant has become more and more dominant each year, as indicated by his average yards per game which started at 46.8 as a rookie, then improving to 61.9 and capping it off with an 86.9 yards per game average in 2012.  This is not the only statistic that has seen a jump year over year.  Bryant has the knack for scoring touchdowns and it has gotten better every year from his rookie season with 6, up to 9 and going for 12 in 2012.

2012 was a breakout season for Dez Bryant, and like his career his season got better as it went.  Bryant finished the year with an average of 5.75 catches for 86.4 yards and 0.75 touchdowns a game.  Bryant had only one 100-yard receiving game entering 2012, but had 5 of those games in 2012, 31% of his games.  Bryant also had an impressive 4 games with 2 touchdowns or more, or 25% of his games. Bryant really made his mark in weeks 10-16, which is where he also won many fantasy owners  a championship.

Bryant had at least 1 touchdown a game during that 7 game stretch and had 10 total.  Bryant also averaged 6.57 catches for 115 yards a game during that spell, with an impressive 17.57 yards per catch average.  The reason that fantasy owners who had him in 2012 will forever love him is due to his week-16 performance, or the championship game in most fantasy leagues.  Bryant exploded against the New Orleans Saints to the tune of 9 catches for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Bryant is an amazing talent who seems to have dedicated himself to his craft, and has gotten better and better each year.  That type of constant improvement is why he is quickly becoming one of my favorite players.  The wide receiver position is one that touchdown production is not always a given, but looking at the track record for Bryant, I would say that is what he does best.  Bryant is the go to player in the Cowboys offense, and with Tony Romo under contract for the next 6 years that is not going to change.  The fact is, Bryant is a beast and he has just scratched the surface of his potential.




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2010 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           1        5      0           63        103      928     9        147.3       9.8

2010 Stats           1        0      0           45         72       561     6         92.1       7.7

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Breakout city!

(+) Dez is growing up nicely and appears to be on the right track towards stardom

(+) Tony Romo is an elite QB and he'll be locking in on his best weapon plenty this season

(+) He’s been showing solid chemistry with Romo in OTAs thus far

(+) Tony Romo: "He's (Dez) getting better and better every week."

(+) The general consensus is that Dez will enter the season as the Cowboys #1 WR

(+) He has worked a ton on his conditioning so he doesn't wear down later in games/later in the season (as he’s been known to do)

(+) Witten's stats seem to be dipping a bit, which could mean more for Bryant

(+) Laurent Robinson is no longer around and in fact, the Cowboys currently lack a real threat at the WR3 position entirely

(+) Has always been a big TD guy as he averages a TD every 100 yards – meaning if he gets 1,500 yards, he'll potentially have 15 TDs as well

(–) Hasn't made it through a full season without injury yet

(–) Has been an immature guy that can rub mentors, teammates, coaches and Deon Sanders the wrong way

(–) Has yet to have a 1,000-yard season

(–) In two years, his best catch total is 63

(–) The Cowboys will likely run the ball more with a legit RB stud in DeMarco Murray

(–) Hasn’t been a big yards-per-catch player and not really a big receptions guy either… TDs are his thing

(–) If the Cowboys keep him returning the ball on special teams, they’re idiots, and it will end up hurting both him and his fantasy value

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

The only thing that can hamper Bryant is what hampered Crabtree last year, a lengthy holdout.  What’s concerning is that his agent, Eugene Parker, is the same agent that Crabtree had during his holdout spell last season.  The Cowboys have indicated they won’t pay him much more than his draft slot indicates, so this could be interesting to watch play out.


UPDATE:  Bryant signed, and signed early.  Great to see this type of humility.


Bryant was the third wide receiver in most of the Cowboys’ three wide receiver sets during OTAs (Miles Austin, Roy Williams), so indications are that Bryant will get significant playing time right away.  The Cowboys experimented with moving breakout-receiver Austin to the slot in the spring, giving Bryant more vertical space to work with on the outside.  Don’t be surprised if he overtakes Williams by the end of the year as the No. 2 receiver. 

~ Bryant looks to already be ahead of Patrick Crayton (who is asking to be released) so he's definitely a top-3 receiver for the Cowboys

~ Tony Romo gets better every year

~ Roy Williams just doesn't look like the same stud he used to be

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If Bryant turns out to be a stud in the NFL, which is likely, the Cowboys might have one of their former greats to thank.  Due to a relationship with a certain Deion Sanders during the summer before his senior year, Bryant was suspended for a large part of that season, causing his stock to fall dramatically.  Bryant apparently lied to NCAA investigators when asked if he had ever been over to Sanders’ home, when in fact, it wasn’t even a violation to be there.  But that lie got him in trouble and caused him to sit on the sidelines for the majority of what could have been a record-breaking senior year.

That episode does factor into people’s perceptions about Bryant being a prima donna.  He also forgot his cleats during Pro-Day (the most important day of his young career) and seems to have a bit of an attitude on the field.  However, when you’re  6’2” and 225-pounds and can do this (below), certain teams (such as the Cowboys) will let that slide.  Here’s to hoping he’s not another T.O., because the guy has huge potential.

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Bryant does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here: Cowboys Player Tweets


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Bryant signed his rookie contract well before training camp opened and proved he's not simply about the money (like so many others).  The deal was for five years, $11.8 million that contained $8.3 million guaranteed, a $1.95 million signing bonus, and another $3.185 million available through a one-time "likely to be earned" incentive clause.  Not all the details are known just yet:

2010 - $320,000 (+ $570,000 roster bonus)

2011 - Under Contract

2012 - Under Contract

2013 - Under Contract

2014 - Under Contract

2015 - Free Agent

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You might want to handcuff Bryant to Roy Williams at this point if you can, even though both probably have some fantasy value on their own

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Strength Of Schedule

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Injury Report


Bryant sprained his ankle at the beginning of training camp, but all is going well in his rehab and he should be good to go for Week 1 and probably even the final 1-2 pre-season games

Dez Could Disappoint This Season

Pyro's take: Dez has been the most sensitive WR against top 25 CBs over the past 3 seasons. Although I think Dak/2015 poor QB play accounts for a lot of this sensitivity, you might be best off fading Dez and trying to buy low heading into Week 5.

Fantasy Goo: Dez will start this season matched up against Janoris Jenkins, Aqib Talib, Patrick Peterson and Trumaine Johnson all four were top 25 CBs last season. Could be a year to fade Dez.

07/31/17, 01:38 PM CDT by The Hartbeat
Source: pyromaniac.com

Emotional Play?

Pyro's take: Does Dez run on emotions? Well yesterday he attended his father's funeral. Were sorry for your loss Dez.

Fantasy Goo: Do you think Dez will be stopped today? No chance...he is a great DFS play, expect him to open up lanes for Zeke, Witten and Beasley as well.

11/20/16, 10:27 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Dez Is Due for a Big Game

Pyro's take: The Cowboys travel to face the Steelers in a game expected to score 50 points. The steelers are a funnel D and invite you to pass on them.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Dez has the 2nd most air yards out of any WR. With that kind of attention, it will not be long before he turns that into a big fantasy day. With the amount of expected scoring in this one, this could be the game.

11/12/16, 11:52 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

All 3 Dallas Players Listed as Questionable

Pyro's take: Although all three should go, this is a situation to monitor.

Fantasy Goo: Just a heads up, sometimes things happen in the pre-game warmups. Really, I think this is going to be a ground game for Dallas.

10/30/16, 11:19 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

Dez Bryant Should Be Returning Following Cowboys Week Seven Bye

Pyro's take: Dallas Cowboys beat writer Brandon George is reporting that "it continues to look like WR Dez Bryant (knee) won't return" for Week 6's contest against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Goo: Bryant, who has been nursing a bum knee, is on track to miss his third consecutive game on Sunday against the Packers. Bryant "plans on" returning to practice this week, but the Cowboys "are not taking any chances" with their star wideout indicating that if he will likely be inactive for Week 6. With Bryant out, any one of Dallas' receivers could be featured depending on the game. In Week 4, Terrance Williams and Brice Butler found the end zone while in Week 5, it was Cole Beasley who caught a touchdown pass from Dak Prescott. Dallas' wideouts have a favorable matchup on Sunday against a shorthanded Packers secondary. For fantasy football purposes, proceed with caution, but Beasley should be considered the top bet for a productive outing this week.

10/12/16, 02:51 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: twitter.com

Dez Expected to Miss Week 5 Beasley Has Great Floor

Pyro's take: According to the Dallas News, Bryant is very unlikely to play week 5. Cole Beasley will have a larger slice of the pie.

Fantasy Goo: Beasley, in PPR formats, has a double-digit floor. IF he gets into the endzone, which is much more likely without Dez, now we are talking fantasy WR2.

10/09/16, 10:16 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: sportsday.dallasnews.com

Dez Will Likely Be on the Cowboy's Bench for Week 4

Pyro's take: It is very likely Bryant will not play.

Fantasy Goo: He did not practice this week. HE is slated to warm up but not likely to play. I like Beasley to step up in his absence in a favorable matchup for him. I know Bryce butler will get the start in Dez's absence, but I look for a bigger slice of the pie for Beasley, perhaps T Williams.

10/02/16, 10:57 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Dez vs. Josh Norman: Round 1 Begins in week 2


Pyro's take: We get our first taste of the Josh Norman, Dez Bryant Battle of the Behemoths. Dak Prescott will have a lot of pressure on him.

Fantasy Goo: Although Linehan will likely try to move Dez around, he may find it hard to get away from the Bates Motel. Last year, Norman shadowed an opposing WR 56% of the time. With a rookie QB, on the road, and an underdog, that just seems like too many Redskins stacked against that Cowboy.

09/17/16, 10:50 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Dez Bryant Excited For Season To Start

Dallas Cowboys

Pyro's take: Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant sat out the preseason finale against the Houston Texans on Thursday night as many of the team's starters did. However, that did not stop him from sharing his thoughts on the upcoming season following the contest. "Extremely excited," Bryant said via the Dallas Morning News. "I just can't wait. It's going to be a lot of fun. We've been waiting all the way up to this point and it's finally here next week. Getting things together, getting things rolling in the meetings, coming in early, that's going to be fun. I just can't wait."

Fantasy Goo:Baring any unforeseen circumstances, Bryant will be a full-go for the regular season opener on September 11 against the New York Giants. The star-wideout should still be considered a mid-range WR1 in the upcoming fantasy football campaign despite the loss of Tony Romo for half of the year. Dak Prescott will be the starting signal caller in Dallas and has already showcased a rapport with Bryant in the preseason connecting on a pair of touchdowns.

09/03/16, 04:19 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: sportsday.dallasnews.com

Bring on DAK TO DEZ

With Romo facing 6 to 10 weeks of recovery, best case is that he's back after Cowboys' bye, which would mean he'll miss the first 6 games.

Pyro's take: With Romo facing 6 to 10 weeks of recovery, best case is that he's back after Cowboys' bye, which would mean he'll miss the first 6 games.

Fantasy Goo: Duh, who did not see this coming? Romo is toast. Stick a fork in him. Dak Prescott is now the man. Dak to Dez!!! Let's hope this kid can keep the magic going. Drafting Dak early would be reckless although sometimes you have to just say "F-It". If you can get Dak in round 10 or so he might hold value based on his preseason but, the real season is much more difficult on rookie quarterbacks. When Romo played last year he was not good so, as crazy as this sounds, Dak MIGHT be an upgrade. If you have a deep roster you might want to make him your QB2. I feel uneasy drafting Dez in round 1 or early 2.

08/27/16, 02:44 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Did someone just tackle my Great Grandfather?

Tony Romo says he feels fine, there's no need for an X-ray or MRI on his back and stressed the hit that knocked him out of Thursday's game is not a concern going forward.

Pyro's take: Tony Romo says he feels fine, there's no need for an X-ray or MRI on his back and stressed the hit that knocked him out of Thursday's game is not a concern going forward.

Fantasy Goo: Not a concern my ass. Which looked worse, Tony Romo running or Tony Romo looking like someone from the old-folks home as he tried to slide? I keep telling people Tony Romo will not last the season. If Tony Romo goes out you will have to hope Dak Prescott is the real deal if you own Dez Bryant. Go check Tony Romo’s stats from last year from when he played and you will see that his stats were not good. He is at the tail end of his career and gets hurt more often than he throws touchdowns these days. Do not draft Tony Romo this year. I beg and warn you. I would stay away from Dez but, Dak has looked phenomenal. Dak to Dez could end up taking place sooner than later. Some of the Cowboys cheerleaders have great tits.

08/26/16, 01:57 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: sportsday.dallasnews.com

Dez Bryant Cleared For Individual Drills

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Pyro's take: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Dallas Cowboys WR De Bryant (foot) had undergone an x-ray on hs ailing foot and is now cleared for individual football drills and cutting.

Dez Bryant has been sidelined for most of the offseason due to his lingering foot injury that occurred early in the 2015 season. The positive take from the x-rays is that he is good to go for some individual football activities, but not yet ready for team drills. Barring any further setbacks, he will be available for the start of the regular season.

06/01/16, 06:39 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.twitter.com

Dez Bryant's (foot, knee, ankle) availability for Week 17 will be a "medical decision."


Pyro's take: Jon Machota via Twitter "Jerry on possibility of Dez playing Sunday: "We're gonna see how he does this week & look at the circumstances. This is a medical decision."

12/29/15, 11:20 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Cowboys will "run tests" on Dez Bryant's right foot and left knee this week


Pyro's take: Brandon George via Twitter "The Cowboys plan to run tests on Dez Bryant's right foot and left knee this week, Jason Garrett said. Both have been bothering him."

12/28/15, 03:42 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dez Does the Bench in Week 16


Pyro's take: Dez is not going to play in Week 16. The Cowboys are a disgruntled team who has one eye on the end of thei nightmare season.

12/27/15, 12:36 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Jason Garrett said Dez Bryant (foot, ankle) will not practice again Thursday.


Pyro's take: Clarence Hill via Twitter "Garrett said Dez Bryant is dealing with foot and ankle injuries. He is not expected to practice again today."

Looks like Bryant wont play this week, and even if he does return, it doesnt look like the Prima Donna wants to be on the field anyways.

12/24/15, 11:39 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dez Bryant caught 1-of-6 targets for nine yards


Pyro's take: There is no doubt that the Cowboys are looking forward to next season. It is too bad that this season ended the way it had for a very talented team, but injuries will do that.

Bryant has now seen his targets decline in four consecutive games.

12/13/15, 11:21 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

La Canfora reports "all signs continue to point" to Dez Bryant (questionable, foot) playing Sunday.


Pyro's take: Jason La Canfora has stated via Twitter "Based on everything I've heard today all signs continue to point to Dez Bryant playing Sun, which is well ahead of some dire predictions"

Bryant is going to return this week, but could see limited snaps.

11/01/15, 12:36 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dez Bryant said, "just know that I had a great day of practice."


Pyro's take: Adam Schefter reports via Twitter "Cowboys WR Dez Bryant this afternoon: "Just know they I had a great day of practice." Trending right way for Sunday vs. Seattle."

Starting to look good for a Dez Bryant return, Not so good that he has Matt Cassel trying to get him the ball. We will see if diva Bryant can keep his cool.

10/29/15, 10:44 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dez Bryant (foot) is "50-50" for Sunday's game against the Giants.


Pyro's take: Rand Getlin reported via twitter "WR Dez Bryant is considered a long-shot to play this weekend a well-placed source said "it's 50/50". Tomorrow will tell more."

Expect this situation to be up and down and all over the place. Best plan of action is to stick to him not playing, and then wait for Sunday to roll around for any new updates.

10/21/15, 12:24 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com