Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Dez Bryant: Cowboys-Hate "Makes You Work 10 Times Harder"

Going into his fourth NFL season, Bryant isn't fazed by the Cowboys' status as the NFL's most hated team

Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    The Dallas Cowboys are among the most beloved teams in the NFL, a fact reflected by their lofty annual earnings as a franchise. But they’re also the single most hated team--hands-down.

    Receiver Dez Bryant, himself a polarizing presence where NFL fans are concerned, understands that this is just part of the deal when you wear the blue star on your helmet. But he’s not getting in a twist over it and, indeed, he told ESPN Radio 600 in El Paso this week that Dallas’ status as the NFL’s most-hated serves as a source of motivation.

    “I feel like the greatest thing about being on the Cowboys [is] people love to hate the Cowboys,” Bryant said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That makes you work 10 times harder. They put the big target on us or whatever, and speaking for myself, it doesn’t bother me. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bother a lot of guys. They like that kind of pressure.

    “It makes us want to work hard and makes you want to do what you want to do to get to that big game.”

    Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.