When the Dallas Cowboys decided to draft Dez Bryant, everyone was concerned about how he would transition to the NFL. Specifically the worries were about getting the ball consistently and what he’d do with all of that money. Early on in his career, there were ups and downs. Even last season we saw him and Jason Witten get into an argument on the sidelines, but Witten immediately stated that it was nothing hostile and that there was no player he’d rather have on his side than Bryant.
Something has been different about Bryant, and while he still has that same emotion and passion for the game, he seems to just get it. He got in trouble early in his career for a few dumb things and just couldn’t stay out of trouble. Soon after, the Cowboys decided to set guidelines for Bryant and restrictions on what he did away from the team and during the offseason.
Instead of arguing or fighting with what the Cowboys asked, Bryant followed the new rules, and they’ve allowed him to completely focus on football. Without the distractions, Bryant seems like a new player.
The cause of this turnaround in his career is simple though. It was just Bryant growing up and figuring out what he wants. He wants to be the best in the NFL, and he wants to lead the Cowboys both on and off the field. It’s a great thing for Cowboys’ fans, and a great thing for the entire team. You have to love the changes we’ve seen, and you have to feel confident about Bryant’s future in the league.