The Dallas Cowboys might finally be getting their top offensive weapon back. After teasing a week seven return, star wide receiver Dez Bryant is now “on target” to hit the field in week eight when the Seattle Seahawks enter Jerry World.
Bryant has been out since week one with a foot issue that required surgery and was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Quarterback Tony Romo remains out with a collarbone fracture, but Bryant is reportedly “progressing well” and could be ready to give the Cowboys the offensive spark their passing game badly needs. Should Bryant remain out, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley will see most of the work in the passing game, with tight end Jason Witten also being featured.
This looks like it could really be the week, but it’s hard to get excited when Bryant’s possible return would come against Richard Sherman and the Legion of Boom. It’s true that Sherman and co. haven’t been quite as dominant as they have been over the past few years, but with Matt Cassel leading the Dallas offense, it still feels like a tough matchup. Bryant probably would be a full go if Dallas lets him take the field, so the only problem here is whether or not he plays and whether or not you trust the matchup. The matchup is scary enough for me to fade Bryant in daily fantasy football leagues, but in season long leagues you probably don’t have much of a choice. You spent a first or second round pick on Bryant to carry your receiving corps, and a return means he needs to be in your starting lineup.