What a night for Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys. The former OSU stud’s professional team defeated the Detroit Lions 42-21 in an essentially meaningless game.
The Cowboys have already locked up a postseason berth, the NFC East Championship, a first-round bye in the playoffs, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
That didn’t stop Dez from having a heck of a night though. While the stat line is a bit underwhelming - 4 catches for 70 yards and 2 TDs - it was an outstanding game all around, and the best game of the 2016 season for Bryant (at least fantasy wise).
Dez Bryant threw the first pass of his career for a 10 yard touchdown to Jason Witten. So Bryant’s final stat line looks like 4 catches for 70 yards and 2 TDs, 1-1 for 10 yards and 1 TD.
Dak to Dez to Witten.... Trickery! TD Cowboys. pic.twitter.com/ySoyT4ZIsq— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 27, 2016
Looked to me like Bryant just ran a perfect Run-Pass Option. On a bit of a side note...
Total touchdown passes this season:— Lawrence Smelser (@LawrenceSmelser) December 27, 2016
Dez Bryant: 1
Tony Romo: 0 pic.twitter.com/uh61EW3ryD
Dez also made one of the best catches of his career, and there was no doubt he caught this one.
Dez’s second TD catch of the night was a contested one in double coverage. The man came to play on Monday night!
Dak to Dez AGAIN!— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 27, 2016
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It’s nice to see one of the greatest players in Oklahoma State history ball out on the national stage. His former head coach Mike Gundy said the same thing Monday night.
Good luck to Dez Bryant and the Cowboys in the playoffs!