Fan Inspired by Dez Bryant to Lose 400 Pounds Meets His Hero

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There was a time when Cowboys fan Matthew Sistrunk weighed over 500 pounds but now, thanks in part to Dez Bryant, he’s 400 pounds lighter. 

When Sistrunk set out with a goal of losing 100 pounds in August 2015, he tweeted at Bryant and Tony Romo asking if they would sign a jersey for him if he met his goal. Just over a year later, he met his goal—and surpassed it by more than 300 pounds. 

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Sistrunk didn’t get the jersey, but this week at Cowboys practice he did get to meet Bryant and even got a pair of his gloves. 

Dropping 400 pounds is not easy..way to go Matthew Blessed #throwupthex

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As for the signed jersey, Sistrunk says meeting Bryant was rewarding enough.

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