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Dallas Cowboys (12-4)


Sun. 12/21 Sun. 12/28 Sun. 1/4 Sun. 1/11
vs. Ind
W 42-7
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@ Was
W 44-17
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vs. Det
W 24-20
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@ GB
L 21-26
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Cowboys put franchise tag worth $12.8 million on Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on a long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver.

Bryant led the NFL with a club-record 16 touchdowns in the final year of a rookie contract that paid $11.8 million over five years.

The 26-year-old Bryant was the fastest Dallas player to 300 career receptions and second-fastest to 50 touchdowns behind Bob Hayes.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Romo3705
Pass TDs: T. Romo34
Rush Yds: D. Murray1845
Rush TDs: D. Murray13
Rec Yds: D. Bryant1320
Rec TDs: D. Bryant16
Int: B. Carter5
Sacks: J. Mincey6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6138 (7)
Passing Yards: 4008 (15)
Rushing Yards: 2354 (2)
Points per game: 29.2 (5)
Yards per game: 383.6 (7)
Touchdowns: 53 (2)
Field Goals: 25 (18)
NFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Dallas 1240.750
Philadelphia 1060.625
New York 6100.375
Washington 4120.250
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5681 (19)
Passing Yards: 4187 (23)
Rushing Yards: 1650 (8)
Points per game: 22.0 (15)
Yards per game: 355.1 (19)
Touchdowns: 40 (20)
Field Goals: 16 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/3 C. Beasley re-signed Four-year extension (through 2018)
3/2 D. Bryant Designated franchise player
2/19 T. Hornsey signed
2/17 M. Alexander cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/11 B. Carter knee (Probable)
1/11 D. Free ankle (Doubtful)
1/11 J. Hanna knee (Probable)
1/11 N. Hayden shoulder (Probable)
1/11 J. Heath thumb (Probable)
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