As you all know, the Dallas Cowboys suffered a strand of bad luck when their prized pass catcher, Dez Bryant, went down with a broken foot in week 1 in a win against the Giants. Initially, the timetable for his return was all over the place. Reports surfaced anywhere from 4-6 weeks to 10-12 weeks. Bryant’s return will more than likely be on the shorter side as the Cowboys are hopeful he’ll return in week 7 following the team’s bye week.
Bryant has started to do some light running on the treadmill, but hasn’t hit the practice field yet. All signs are pointing to him making a quick return and he could possibly see the field as soon as October 25th in the team’s rematch with the Giants.
The Cowboys have also been without Tony Romo who went down in week 2 with a shoulder injury. Without Bryant and Romo the Cowboys have gone 1-2.
In Bryant’s absence, guys like Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley were expected to step up and fill the void in the receiving corps. Williams is 2nd on the team in receiving and had 7 catches for 133 yards and 2 TDs, pretty underwhelming compared to expectations. Beasley has had 14 catches for 125 yards. The lack of production from the WR corps could also stem from Brandon Weeden being under center.
The Terrance Williams experiment hasn’t worked out for fantasy owners wo jumped at the chance of picking him up when Bryant got injured. His value diminishes when Bryant returns.
For those who drafted Bryant high in your fantasy draft, your stud at WR will be back within a couple of weeks which is great news. For others, try and make a trade as some owners may be impatient with his recovery or questionable regarding his performance when he does return.