Expect A Huge Year From Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant

By peteosmolia
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In 2012, Dez Bryant became one of Tony Romo‘s main targets, hauling in 92 receptions for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns. This also included a 224-yard performance in Week 16, and three multi-touchdown games. Let’s not forget that he played the last four games of the season with a broken index finger.

With a string of off-the-field issues plaguing Bryant’s first three offseasons, he is more focused entering his fourth season in the NFL. Bryant was not involved in any issues this offseason, and it is apparent that he is maturing into the receiver that the Dallas Cowboys had hoped he would become when they drafted him.

Bryant’s major focuses this offseason were running better routes and developing a better chemistry with Romo. In the offseason workouts and training camp, Bryant continuously consulted with Romo after he ran each play to ensure that his routes were getting better. If you thought Bryant was putting up staggering numbers before, imagine what he will do when he and Romo are on the same page.

Bryant is a very physical receiver that has a knack for making acrobatic catches. Even when he is blanketed by a defender, he somehow manages to bring in the pass. He has always had the talent — that was never the question. If he can continue to stay out of trouble off the field, he will become one of the best receivers in NFL history.

Pete Osmolia is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @posmolia and like him on Facebook.

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