It’s been a rough three years for Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys, but it looks like everyone’s patience is finally paying off. The wide receiver recently spoke out on just how much the Cowboys have helped him out.
“They stuck their neck out for me and they stayed with me. The time when I didn’t understand certain things, they did their best to help me understand things. I feel like it’s my job to pay them back by going out and working hard.”
The Cowboys no doubt stuck their neck out for the talented wide receiver on numerous occasions. They stayed with him through many calls for his release and harsh criticism from the media. But as Bryant gets ready for his fourth NFL season, things finally seem different.
There was point mid-way through the 2012 season when it finally clicked for Bryant and he went on a tear. He scored at least one touchdown in seven straight games in weeks 10-17, while averaging 115.0 yards receiving per contest. After a long wait, he had finally arrived.
2013 will bring new challenges as he tries to continue to stay on his best behavior, while taking his game to the next level. He says his goal is to rack up 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns, which would be the best season for a receiver in league history. Bryant has the talent to get close, but breaking records should not even be on his radar.
High-level production on the field will be one way he can pay the Cowboys back – but staying out of trouble off the field, is truly the best way to repay the franchise that stuck with him.
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