Sun Sentinel
Dallas Cowboys
Position
WR
 
Jersey
88
Name  Dez Bryant
Born  11/4/1988
Height  6-2
Weight  218
College  Oklahoma State
12/26/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: Don't worry, fantasy owners. Dez Bryant is going to play on Sunday. SOURCE: Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Insight: Even after re-injuring his back yesterday, the Cowboys receiver said there's "no doubt" he'll be active for Week 17. Bryant caught eight passes for 110 yards when he played the Eagles earlier this season. Of course, that was with Tony Romo under center. Romo is questionable for Sunday's game with a back injury.
 
12/26/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant apparently tweaked his back in Wednesday's practice according to an ESPN report.
Insight: Bryant has been battling back issues, so its worth watching, though it doesn't appear to be serious.
 
12/22/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant went to the sidelines with 8:24 remaining in the first quarter and medical trainers working on his right shoulder.
Insight: Bryant has been battling back issues, but this wasn't involved here. The talented wideout returned for the start of the next series.
 
12/22/2013 1:27:00 PM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant went to the sidelines with 8:24 remaining in the first quarter and medical trainers working on his right shoulder.
Insight: Bryant has been battling back issues, but this wasn't involved here. We await word of whether he will return.
 
11/10/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant received an epidural injection this week and is expected to play Sunday night against the Saints. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: Bryant has been battling back issues. The 25-year-old has been a little inconsistent this year but at the end of the day, he's still one of the better fantasy options at wide receiver.
 
11/8/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant does not have a disk issue in his back, according to Cowboys VP Stephen Jones. SOURCE: ESPN Dallas.
Insight: Jones said the injury is "muscle related." Bryant missed some practice time this week but he's probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.
 
11/7/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant was limited in practice Thursday, according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: The good news is that he was back on the field after sitting out Wednesday's practice due to back stiffness. Bryant is very likely to play Sunday against the Saints.
 
11/6/2013 2:41:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant wasn't at practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Calvin Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Insight: He sat out with back tightness. By the looks of it, Wednesday was just a maintenance day for Bryant. Though Dallas will probably list him on the injury report as questionable, Dez is still on track to start Sunday night's game against the Saints.
 
10/27/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Dallas receiver Dez Bryant reeled in two touchdown catches Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: Most of his yardage came on a 50-yard strike from Tony Romo with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter. He's just one behind Wes Welker for the league-lead in touchdowns (eight). Sunday was Bryant's fourth 20-point fantasy game of the season (standard scoring).
 
10/23/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant (hamstring, wrist) was limited in Wednesday's practice but he's fully expected to play Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: If Bryant wants to be regarded as the No. 1 receiver in the NFL, turning in a dominating performance Sunday against against Detroit with Calvin Johnson on the other sideline is a good way to do it. Bryant has 42 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns in seven games this season, but he hasn't caught a TD in the last two games.
 
9/29/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant contributed two touchdowns Sunday in a loss at San Diego.
Insight: Bryant has a tendency to be hit or miss in fantasy but lately he's been a lot more hit than miss. In four contests, he's already logged four touchdowns to go with 282 receiving yards. Bryant's touchdown a week diet seems fairly sustainable given the nature of Dallas' pass-first scheme.
 
9/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was back on the practice field Friday and is expected to play on Sunday.
Insight: Bryant is nicked up with the sore foot from last week and a back that tighened up during last week's game, so time off during the week was expected. he busted loose for nine catches, 141 yards and a score last week versus Kansas City.
 
Hot9/18/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant did not practice on Wednesday, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Bryant is nicked up with the sore foot from last week and a back that tighened up during last week's game, so this time off isn't unexpected. Barring a setback, he'll be ready for St. Louis on Sunday.
 
Hot9/15/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (sprained left foot) has shown no ill-effects from the injury he suffered in the fourth quarter against the Giants.
Insight: Bryant was ready to play from the opening whistle, grabbing five balls in the first quarter for 100 yards and a touchdown. Let's see what he does over the next 45 minutes.
 
9/12/2013 12:29:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (sprained left foot) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice but coach Jason Garrett confirmed that Bryant took fewer reps than usual to protect his foot, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.
Insight: Bryant suffered the foot injury in the fourth quarter Sunday night against the Giants but he appears to be on track to start against the Chiefs in Week 2. New York made it a point to blanket Bryant in Week 1 and he had just four catches for 22 yards on eight targets. Fantasy owners don't need to panic.
 
9/11/2013 2:59:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (sprained left foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Just getting on the field on Wednesday means he's better than we expected. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Sunday night against New York. He's expected to play Sunday and hopefully will find more room to run than in Week 1.
 
9/9/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been diagnosed with a sprained left foot. X-rays were negative. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Sunday night against New York.
Insight: The Giants double covered Bryant all night Sunday and he finished with just four catches for 22 yards while Miles Austin and Jason Witten had 18 combined catches. Bryant played much better in the second half of 2012 (50 receptions, 879 yards, 10 touchdowns) and much is expected of him this season. The receiver said he expects to play Week 2 against the Chiefs.
 
4/9/2013 1:11:00 PM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant told an El Paso radio station that his broken finger is feeling great and he's been catching balls from quarterback Tony Romo.
Insight: Bryant played much better in the second half of the 2012-13 season despite the finger injury catching 50 balls for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns over the final eight games. It is the level of performance that was expected from him since he arrived in 2010. At fantasyfootballcalculator.com he's being selected as the fourth wideout off the board.
 
1/8/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will have surgery on his broken finger Tuesday.
Insight: Bryant played much better in the second half of the season and the finger injury didn't effect his play. He totaled 879 yards and 10 touchdowns over the final eight games of the season. Bryant should be ready for offseason OTAs and training camp.
 
12/31/2012 5:44:00 PM
Description: Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant spent the night in the hospital and was seen using crutches on Monday.
Insight: That would explain why Bryant wasn't on the field for the last few minutes of Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Bryant's back and his broken finger should be fully healed by the time training camp rolls around in July so fantasy owners shouldn't be overly concerned.