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- Updated: December 27, 2016
Dez Bryant might’ve made the catch-of-the-year during Monday night’s game against the Detroit Lions.
With his team facing a 21-14 deficit at the hands of a then-red hot Lions offence, Bryant would make a big-time play to eventually tie up the game. On a crucial 3rd down and 7, the 28-year-old wideout would fight through a clear pass interference from Johnson Bademosi, before making an incredible one-handed catch for a 25-yard TD with 1:04 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
The score would officially start a rally for the Cowboys, who would end up scoring 3 more TDs on their way to a dominant 42-21 victory.
Bryant had himself a night against the Lions, catching 4 balls for 70 yards and 2 receiving TDs. He’d also score using his arm, connecting with Jason Witten on a trick-play for a 10-yard passing TD; the 1st of his career. Despite missing 3 games with a hairline fracture in his knee, Bryant has managed to come back and perform at a high level – racking up 50 catches, to go along with 796 yards, and 8 TDs in 12 games played. He’s been an important piece to the puzzle for the Cowboys this season, contributing to this offence with his big-play ability.
The Cowboys have already clinched the no.1 seed in the NFC with a 13-2 record, but Bryant will have a chance to add to his decent season next Sunday on New Year’s day, when his team takes on the Philadelphia Eagles on the road with kickoff scheduled at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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