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Bryant on 2011: "I Was Never Where I Wanted To Be"

Dez Bryant believes a week one thigh injury kept him from reaching his potential in 2011

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Bryant on 2011: "I Was Never Where I Wanted To Be"

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Dez Bryant didn’t have a bad year in 2011, catching 63 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns, but he can’t help but feel that he could’ve done more if not for a thigh injury.

Bryant took a helmet to the thigh in the season opening loss to the Jets last year, causing a deep bruise that would force him to miss the team’s week two win over the 49ers. He returned in week three, but he admits now that the injury continued to affect him throughout 2011.

"I don’t think I was ever where I wanted to be," Bryant said Wednesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

From all reports, Bryant is having a productive offseason--as opposed to last year, when he had no offseason at all due to the lockout. And though he’s excited about this year, Bryant admits that watching game footage from last season was kind of tough.

"It was very frustrating," Bryant said. "But you’ve just got to get through things, get to the end the best way you can and try your best to get back on the field. Some of the game tape that I watched from last year, I really wasn’t too proud of myself [because he was hindered by the injury]. I know it’s because of the injuries, but I feel like this year, I’m spending more time focusing on my body and making sure everything is right."

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