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Dez Bryant, Rookie of the Year?

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    After what may have been the worst draft class in franchise history in 2009, in 2010, the Dallas Cowboys hit a proverbial home run with at least one of their selections. We’re speaking, of course, of Dez Bryant, the Cowboys’ wunderkind receiver who not only plays with the confidence, the certainty of a ten-year NFL veteran, but seems to get better each week.

    Last week against the New York Giants, Bryant had his best game since coming into the league, catching three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has 41 catches for 539 yards and five touchdowns, numbers that, should they progress the way they have, through the end of the season, will put him in contention for NFL Rookie of the Year honors.

    To tell you the truth, I haven’t really been paying attention to it,” Bryant said , per ESPN Dallas. “Just to be in the running it makes me feel good. I just feel like as long as I keep focusing on football, there’s a possibility that can happen.”

    Another candidate for the prize, and probably the most likely candidate, really, is St. Louis’ Sam Bradford, who played his college football down the road from Bryant, at Oklahoma State.

    “He’s doing an amazing job,” Bryant said. “But it’s not surprising. It’s not surprising to me at all. Bradford is a great quarterback. He’s got great accuracy and arm strength. He’s tremendous. He will be one of the best very soon.”

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