Friday, April 23, 2010

Bryant To Wear No. 88 With Cowboys

By Kevin King

Tulsa - The Dallas Cowboys are already out with a jersey for their top draft pick, former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant.

On the team's online store, visitors can now purchase Bryant's jersey. He'll apparently wear number 88, the same worn by other Cowboy greats Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson.

Bryant was taken by the Cowboys with the 24th overall pick in Thursday's first round.

Bryant was considered the best receiver in this year's draft, even though his 2009 season was cut short after an NCAA suspension.

Those off the field issues seemed to worry many teams, including the Denver Broncos, who traded down twice and still went with another wideout with the 22nd pick.

In three games in 2009, Bryant caught 17 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns and hauled in 87 receptions for 1,480 yards and 19 scores as a sophomore while also scoring twice on punt returns.

In Dallas he will join a receiving corps loaded with talent in Roy Williams, Miles Austin and Patrick Crayton.