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Dez Bryant remains most popular NFL player in NFLPA-licensed sales

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) remains the most popular NFL player in NFLPA-licensed merchandise.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) remains the most popular NFL player in NFLPA-licensed merchandise. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

The Cowboys remain America’s Team, with receiver Dez Bryant their most popular player.

The Cowboys placed four players in the top 11 on the NFLPA’s Top-50 Player Sales List for March 1 through Aug. 31, based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise. Bryant became the first non-quarterback to top the list this summer when he passed the likes of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.

The All-Pro receiver sold more than 81,000 items.

While Bryant maintained the top spot, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was sixth, tight end Jason Witten 10th and running back Ezekiel Elliott 11th in the most-recent sales report.

The National Football League Players Association releases its top 50 list quarterly, through its licensing and marketing arm, NFL Players, Inc. The numbers are based on overall sales of NFL player-licensed products via online and traditional retail outlets as reported by more than 80 licensees.

Top 50 Player Sales Report YTD (June 1 – Aug. 31, 2016)

1. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

2. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots

3. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

4. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

5. Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants

6. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys

7. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots

8. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

9. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans

10. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys

11. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

12. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

13. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos

14. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders

15. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams

16. Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers

17. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

18. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders

19. Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks

20. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers

21. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

22. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

23. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings

24. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

25. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers

26. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

27. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

28. Navorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers

29. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

30. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams

31. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

32. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

33. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

34. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

35. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

36. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

37. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

38. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

39. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks

40. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

41. Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers

42. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

43. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins

44. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets

45. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins

46. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings

47. Joe Haden, DB, Cleveland Browns

48. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

49. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seattle Seahawks

50. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins


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