The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on WR Dez Bryant this off-season, but he has yet to sign it. It’s likely that Bryant won’t practice with the team until training camp starts in late July.
OC Scott Linehan said Saturday that Bryant’s absence gives young wide receivers like Terrance Williams and Devin Street opportunities to work at the other receiver positions.
Linehan: “I’m not worried about Dez, he’ll be ready to rock and roll when it’s all said and done, I’m sure of that.”
Last season, Bryant was the #3 WR in standard formats and #4 in PPR. It was the third consecutive season that he finished in the top 7 in both formats. He is one of fantasy’s most dependable receivers. The only concern heading into the season is whether he’ll be distracted by his ongoing contract negotiations.