For the second consecutive game, wide receiver Dez Bryant has got off to a quick start, before going silent in the second half. Against the Lions in week four, he quickly caught three passes for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, which is where his production would stop; ditto for the New England game, in which Bryant grabbed four catches for 78 yards in the first half, before disappearing from the stat sheet in the second.
Over the four second halves Bryant has played this season, he has just two catches for 50 yards.
"You have to understand who we have on this offense," Bryant told reporters after Sunday’s loss, per the Dallas Morning News. "We have a lot of great players. Each and every last one of us can make plays. Whenever our number is called on, we just have to do our job. That's it."
As you might guess from the above comments, Bryant didn’t make any excuses for his lack of second half production on Sunday, but did say that the Patriots didn’t really change anything from the first to second half, as far as coverages go. At any rate, the second-year Oklahoma State product was only targeted twice in the second half against New England, a stat for which owner and general manager Jerry Jones had no explanation.
“I don’t know,” Jones said.
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