To say the Chicago Bears embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football would be the understatement of the year considering Tony Romo threw five interceptions as America’s Team went on to lose the game 34-18. While most of the blame will be placed on Romo for his poor performance, he certainly could have used more help from his talented group of wide receivers–especially Dez Bryant.
The former first-round pick finished Monday’s game with eight catches for 105 yards, but he failed to take advantage of numerous big plays–simply because he failed to hold on to the football. From going through his hands to the football hitting his helmet, Bryant missed out on numerous opportunities to help Dallas move down the field and would have made things a lot easier for Romo at quarterback.
He may put up impressive numbers from time to time, but it’s safe to say Bryant has failed to live up to the hype since the Cowboys selected him with the 24th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. For a player with so much potential out of college, Bryant’s numbers have been far from impressive over his first three seasons in the league and Monday’s game against the Bears showed how much better the offense could be if he worked on a few areas in need of improvement.
It’s unfair to put the blame on one individual, but the outcome the game could have been different for Dallas with few more big plays from Bryant if it wasn’t for his dropped passes.
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