In retrospect, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant believes the NCAA investigation that led to his suspension may have been something of a blessing in disguise.
The suspension predictably caused Bryant’s draft stock to fall, which ultimately allowed Dallas to land the Oklahoma State product 24th overall. Bryant doesn’t believe he would have been any more or less successful had he never been suspended, and in turn landed with another team in the draft, but he’s glad things worked out the way they did.
“I think I would have had the same success just because of how much I love football,” Bryant told ESPN Radio 103.3-FM this week, via the Dallas Morning News. “But I think the great thing about me being here with the Cowboys and I’m very blessed and thankful because even in the draft I was thinking, I know if I wait I’m going to the Cowboys. That’s a team I always wanted to be with.
“That was super crazy at that time. I thank Mr. (Jerry) Jones because I’m living out my dreams right now. It’s been a lot of tough love, and I appreciate them for that.”
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