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Dez Bryant Bought Out Pinkerton’s Barbecue to Throw a Giant Party

Any displaced Cowboys fans up for a road trip to Lufkin?

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Even though he’s playing in Dallas, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant headed to Houston for excellent barbecue this week, buying out everything that Pinkerton’s BBQ had to serve yesterday.

The restaurant announced the buy-out in a tweet, which let diners know that Pinkerton’s would be closed for lunch today because Bryant bought all the beef, sides, and desserts. Bryant made the epic purchase in order to host a free for all barbecue in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas before heading back to Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California.

Check out Bryant’s Facebook post announcing the massive barbecue below:

Pinkerton’s pitmaster Grant Pinkerton told Dallas’ WFAA that Bryant purchased 230 pounds of beef brisket, 180 pounds of sausage, 80 pounds of giant beef ribs, and 200 pounds of pork ribs to feed the no doubt epic crowd that will soon gather in a Lufkin park.

Considering that Lufkin is only about two hours away from Houston, it might be worth making a road trip for any Cowboys fans displaced in Texans country.