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Bryant Will Wear No. 88



    Drew Pearson.

    Michael Irvin.

    Dez Bryant?

    This isn't to say that the Dallas Cowboys' first round selection will measure up to the two legends, but he already has something in common with them. According to the Cowboys' official website, per the Dallas Morning News, Bryant will wear No. 88 when he suits up for the team.

    The number has been worn notably by Pearson and Irvin, as well as, to a significantly lesser degree, Antonio Bryant. The last member of the Cowboys to wear the number was tight end Brett Pierce, a Stanford product who saw sparse time with the team from 2004 to 2006.

    That Dallas would give the number to Bryant seems only fitting, given that the Oklahoma State product has been referred to ad nauseum as a "Michael Irvin-type" receiver, with "Irvin-like" skills.

    As a result of the trade that brought Bryant to Dallas, the team will have just one pick--as second rounder--on the second day of the draft. Barring another trade (or trades) they will select twice in the fourth round (119, 129 overall), as well as once in the sixth and seventh rounds (196 and 234 overall, respectively).

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