Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Needs to Slow Down the Talk on Breaking 2,000 Receiving Yards

By Dan Parzych
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If last season is any indication of what’s to come, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is only going to get better and better each season he plays in the NFL. Bryant is coming off a 2012 season in which he set career highs with 92 catches for 1,382 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns, but when it comes to making claims about breaking the 2,000-yard receiving mark–the wide receiver needs to cool his jets just a little bit.

Bryant recently discussed how he believes he’s capable of recording 2,000-receiving yards and 20 touchdowns in a single season–which is a bold statement for any wide receiver to make considering it’s never been done. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions set the single-season receiving mark last year, but he’s on a completely different level than Bryant at the moment.

If anything, Bryant still has a few areas in need of improvement before he can be making these types of claims.

As mentioned before, the potential is certainly there for Bryant to get better and better each season, but he’s still far from being anywhere close to the 2,000-receiving mark. If anything, Bryant should be focusing on what’s most important–which is helping the Cowboys make the playoffs in 2013.

The time will most likely come where Bryant can make these types of bold predictions, but there’s a handful of wide receivers that seem more capable of breaking the mark before him–whether it’s this season or another one.

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