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Dez Bryant is experiencing a historic touchdown drought, all while one away from Cowboys record

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The drought since Dez Bryant has thrown up the X is officially at a new record.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have set some pretty un-wanted records over the last three games.

They experienced the worst loss in AT&T Stadium history two weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they’re the first team of any that’s worn the Star to fail to reach double-digit point totals in three consecutive games.

The entire time this has been happening, wide receiver Dez Bryant has been trying to set a record of his own.

Bryant has caught 71 touchdowns as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. His 72nd, aka his next, will make him the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns for the franchise.

This record has officially been hanging in the balance for five consecutive games now: at Washington, Kansas City, at Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Each one of them has ended without a Dez Bryant touchdown.

This stretch, five consecutive games, is the longest drought without a touchdown that Dez Bryant has ever been a part of.

Prior to these five games, the longest Dez had ever gone without scoring was four consecutive games. He did this twice, both times to start the season, in 2010 and 2012.

How painfully ironic is it that Dez Bryant has literally set a career mark for touchdown-less games all while one touchdown away from having caught more than anybody else in the history of America’s Team?

Perhaps this is a perfect microcosm of the 2017 Dallas Cowboys season.

It’s a historic drought for Dak Prescott, too. He has gone three straight games without throwing a touchdown, which is a new high for him as well. Previously he’d only ever gone two games without an aerial score, the first two games of his career in 2016.

Hopefully for the Cowboys’, Dez Bryant’s, and Dak Prescott’s sake, all of these will come to an end on Thursday when the Washington Redskins visit AT&T Stadium.