Dez Bryant dedicates game to his dad just one day after he passed away

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To say the least, Dez Bryant has had a tough year. On the field, the Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver has battled through frustrating injuries. Off of it, he's dealing with something much worse.

Bryant's father passed away on Saturday, just one day before the Cowboys faced the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. He had one of his best games all season -- racking up six receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. When the game was over, the Cowboys gave Bryant the game ball.

He dedicated the emotional game to his father on Instagram:

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who lost a parent years ago, offered some kind words for his teammate after the game.

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