Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has seen his fair share of controversy over his four seasons in the NFL, but according to the writers that have got to know him since he came out of Oklahoma State, he’s an outstanding “good guy.”
According to reports, Bryant was awarded this year’s “Good Guy” Award, as voted on by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Football Writers of America, for consistently cooperating with the beat writers who make a living covering the team.
This is somewhat fitting. Prior to the season, after Bryant said he thought he was capable of a 2,000-yard season on ESPN, causing some waves around the league, the fourth-year receiver semi-famously declared that he would only speak to the media at Valley Ranch. And for the most part, he stuck to this rule.
“We’re real proud of the approach that he has taken; his consistency in meetings, walk-throughs, on the practice field,” head coach Jason Garrett said during the season, per the Dallas Morning News. “It has a lot to do with the maturation he’s made as a person. It reflects in his play.”
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