Bryant set a career high with his 14th touchdown after he recorded 13 last year and 12 the year before. Bryant visits the Redskins in the regular-season finale.
After beginning the season in more of a game-manager role, doing his part to make DeMarco Murray the best rusher in the game, the
The most interesting part about the turnaround is that he hasn't thrown the ball more during it. In fact, just the opposite: He has averaged 27.8 pass attempts in his last five games compared to 30.3 in his previous eight. The key has been putting the ball in his best playmaker's hands.
Now that the two are in sync, it's led to some magical numbers on both ends, and neither of the Cowboys' matchups to close out the season figures to end it. In Week 16 against Indianapolis, they'll probably have to throw more just to keep pace with the Colts' scoring.
Bryant started his scoring night by outmuscling a defender for a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter before adding a 26-yard score early in the second quarter to put the Cowboys up 21-0. The Eagles stormed back to take the lead in the third quarter before the Cowboys retook the lead at the end of the third, then extended it in the fourth on a 25-yard touchdown by the star receiver.
Bryant hadn't scored in either of his previous two games before his barrage of points Sunday. He has racked up 79 receptions, 1,148 yards and 13 touchdowns going into a Week 16 matchup with the Colts.
Bryant watched running back DeMarco Murray pile up 41 touches while the passing game took a backseat, but quarterback Tony Romo threw three touchdowns in the win and none went to his No. 1 receiver. It's the second straight game in which Bryant hasn't reached the end zone after racking up six scores in a four-game span. He'll look to get back on the scoreboard in Week 15 against the Eagles, a team that held him to 73 yards and no touchdowns on four catches in Week 13.
The first two passes thrown Bryant's way were broken up, then he snagged a 38-yarder down the sideline. However, that would prove to be Bryant's only impact play.
He'll try to revert to form next Thursday in Chicago.
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