The Cowboys are putting their star wide receiver on injured reserve, shutting him down after a forgettable season.
Bryant managed just 31 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns this year, as he battled through a variety of lower body injuries (and an overall lack of Tony Romo in the games he did play). He only played in nine games.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Bryant would have surgery on his foot and ankle this week, and said the Cowboys being 4-11 and eliminated from playoff contention wasn’t part of the decision-making process.
While that seems a little hard to swallow, the reality is any time Bryant has to get prepared for next year is one step closer to earning more of that five-year, $70 million contract he signed last offseason.