Can Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott become one of the best quarterback to wide receiver duos in the entire NFL in 2017?
Last season, fourth round selection Dak Prescott posted one of the best rookie seasons for a quarterback in NFL history under center for the Dallas Cowboys. And he did so with his best wide receiver playing through pain and sitting out three early games.
The last two years have not been kind to All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant, as the three-time Pro Bowler has suffered through several injuries, missing a total of 10 games since 2015.
Still, Bryant and Prescott clearly started to click as the season progressed last year. In fact, Dez caught six of his eight touchdowns after Week Nine. And Bryant cashed in twice during the Cowboys playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Self-proclaimed as back to full health, Bryant has gotten through this offseason unscathed and looks to be 100%. And apparently he’s putting on a daily show at training camp.
"“Dez Bryant looked to be in midseason form during the end-zone drills,” wrote Drew Davison for the Star-Telegram. “He and Prescott hooked up for a nice back-shoulder over Anthony Brown. Bryant reiterated that he is feeling good early on in camp and that his rapport with Prescott is still ‘building, building, building, building, building, building, building.”"
Last season, Bryant recorded 50 receptions, 796 yards and those eight scores in 13 games. And there was clear evidence that the connection between Prescott and him seemed to be “building” as the season wore on, ending with a terrific nine catch, 132 yard, two touchdown performance in the postseason.
With a full offseason program behind them both, plus the rest of training camp and preseason ahead, the connection between Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant has every chance to “build” into one of the best duos in the league. All signs point to a lot of “X’s” being thrown up this upcoming season.