ARLINGTON, Texas – It may have taken longer than expected, but Dez Bryant now has more touchdown receptions than any player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys.
With a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins, Bryant overtook Bob Hayes, who has 71 touchdown receptions in his career as a Hall of Famer with Dallas.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Bryant cheated on an inside route, before cutting off his run out and in a big jump caught Dak Prescott’s pass in front of cornerback Bashaud Breeland’s mark to overtake Dallas 24-7.
After tying Hayes’ mark in the October 22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Bryant racked up five games without a touchdown reception before Thursday, the longest streak of his career without success. He accumulated four games without receiving a touchdown in 2010, his rookie year, and in 2012.

He started Thursday’s game with 53 receptions for 578 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games. In 13 games against Washington, before this Thursday, he had 62 receptions for 916 yards and seven touchdowns.
Hayes had 71 touchdown receptions in 128 games with the Cowboys, from 1965 to 1974. Bryant recorded his 72nd TD reception in 109 games. Bryant also holds the record for the touchdown receptions team in one season, with 16, in 2014.
In the opening game of the season, Jason Witten set the record for the receiving yards, surpassing the Hall of Fame, Michael Irvin.

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