Detailing Dez Bryant: Week 7

October, 26, 2011
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Our weekly throw-by-throw look at the performance of Dez Bryant:

34-YARD GAIN: On second-and-21 from the Dallas 45, Bryant lines up wide right and runs a deep in cut. He catches the ball in stride at the St. Louis 37. He runs over safety Quintin Mikell and eludes cornerback Justin King at the 31 to gain an additional 10 yards.

INCOMPLETE: On first-and-goal from the St. Louis 4, Bryant lines up wide left and runs the fade route. He struggles to get off the jam by cornerback Al Harris and isn’t in position to make a play on the ball.

INCOMPLETE: On second-and-goal from the St. Louis 12, Bryant lines up wide right and runs a slant. He beats cornerback Josh Gordy at the line of scrimmage to get wide open but drops a perfect pass from Tony Romo. It should have been an easy touchdown. Bryant complained that Gordy hit him in the mouth, but it was an inexcusable drop.

INCOMPLETE: On third-and-goal from the St. Louis 12, Bryant lines up wide left and runs a fade against Harris. He has trouble getting off the jam but should have caught a pass thrown intentionally behind him. He dropped a should-be touchdown for the second consecutive play.

13-YARD GAIN: On third-and-10 from the Dallas 12, Bryant lines up wide left and runs an in cut. He catches the ball two yards in front of the sticks, turns upfield and lowers his shoulder to get the first down.

13-YARD GAIN: On second-and-10 from the Dallas 38, Bryant lines up wide right and runs a WR screen. He makes a safety miss and runs through an arm tackle by a cornerback before a linebacker chases him down.

10-YARD GAIN: On second-and-8 from the St. Louis 28, Bryant lines up wide left and runs a comeback route with Harris playing off coverage. He makes a diving catch on a low throw for the first down.

20-YARD TOUCHDOWN: On third-and-10 from the St. Louis 20, Bryant lines up wide right and runs a fade against press coverage by Gordy. He gets a step and catches a perfectly thrown pass by Romo in the end zone.

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