Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has a knack for having big outings against the Philadelphia Eagles. With his four catch, 113-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Eagles on Sunday night, he became the first Cowboy since Bob Hayes in 1965-66 to have three consecutive games of at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown against Philadelphia.
Bryant missed the three previous games due to a hairline fracture of the tibial plateau in his right knee, which left him questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles in the first place. He last suited up back on Sep. 25 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.
After leading the league in receiving touchdowns in 2014 with 16, Bryant was limited to just nine games last season due to a broken foot. His season total dropped to a career-low three, but was compounded by the fact that he played the majority of his nine games with quarterbacks like Kellen Moore, Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden.
From 2012-14, Bryant had a three-year peak where he caught at least 88 passes and had at least 1,200 receiving yards each season, finding the end zone a total of 41 times. He became a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 2013 and 2014.
With quarterback Tony Romo out again to begin the 2016 season, Bryant has developed a rapport with rookie Dak Prescott. Ultimately, the Cowboys are 6-1 and atop the NFC East, a division they have won only once since Bryant entered the league in 2010.