Dallas Cowboys: Antonio Bryant

Cowboys pick Devin Street in 5th

May, 10, 2014
IRVING, Texas – The pick: Devin Street, wide receiver, Pittsburgh


How grade would you give the Cowboys' draft picks?


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My take: The Cowboys needed an outside receiver to help if something happened to Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams and Street was one of the last receivers that could come in and play right away. The Cowboys gave up their fifth (No. 158) and one of their sevenths to get him (No. 229)in trade with Detroit. Many of Tom Savage’s highlights featured Street. He can also play in the slot, but the Cowboys are covered in that spot with Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris. He can make contested catches, which is something the Cowboys like to chart.

Notable: He caught 51 passes for 854 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, but suffered shoulder and elbow injuries. He owns Pitt’s school record in catches with 202 … Like Zack Martin, the Cowboys’ first round pick, he was a team captain … He was a second-team All-Big East pick as a junior and second-team All-ACC pick as a senior .. His 73 catches as a junior tied him for fourth most in a season in school history with former Cowboy Antonio Bryant.

A closer look at Laurent Robinson's numbers

November, 10, 2011
IRVING, Texas -- Generally speaking, wide receivers that join teams in the middle of a year with little attempt to learn the playbook or the quarterback tend to struggle.

As Calvin Watkins pointed out today, Laurent Robinson is proving that rule wrong.

In six games, Robinson has 24 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. He has two 100-yard games as well. Tony Romo has come to trust him quickly and Robinson’s numbers figure to improve if Miles Austin misses the next 2-4 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Since 2004, the Cowboys have added some big-name wide receivers to their roster either via trade or a free agent signing.

In 2004, they traded Antonio Bryant to Cleveland for Quincy Morgan, who had 22 catches for 260 yards and no touchdowns in nine games.

In 2005 they signed Peerless Price in hopes his reunion with Drew Bledsoe would push him back to prominence. It never happened. In seven games he had six catches for 96 yards.

And then there’s the Roy Williams trade of 2008 with Detroit. Williams had 19 catches for 198 yards and a touchdown in 10 games.

In fewer games, Robinson has better numbers than any of those guys.

Will Bryant be next great No. 88?

April, 23, 2010

IRVING, Texas -- How high are expectations for Dez Bryant in Dallas?

They're handing him the No. 88 jersey, which was worn by Cowboys receiver legends Drew Pearson and Michael Irvin.

We know this because the official team site already has Bryant No. 88 jerseys for sale.

Of course, thrifty fans could just pull the old Antonio Bryant jerseys out of the back of their closet. He's the last Cowboys receiver to wear No. 88. (Tight ends Jackie Harris and Brett Pierce also briefly had the number since Irvin retired.)

Antonio Bryant, who also slipped in the draft due to off-field issues, didn't live up to the legend of No. 88 during his Dallas tenure.

Now Dez Bryant (no relation) gets a chance to return the number to its glory.