When he was introduced to the Dallas media a few weeks ago, new wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson said he was particularly excited to work with Dez Bryant, a rookie in 2010 who made an immediate impact, recording 45 catches for 561 yards and five touchdowns before suffering a fractured fibula; he also ran two punts back for touchdowns.
It was clear then that Robinson, most recently the receivers coach for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, believes that Bryant has potential in droves, that he is ready to get to work with the Oklahoma State product; apparently, the feeling is mutual.
"I am fortunate to have him with the Dallas Cowboys," Bryant said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's a nice, genuine guy. I know all the guys are looking forward to working with him. ...
"I know he is a great coach. He came from coaching a great group of receivers that I look at a lot. I am very excited."
Robinson replaces Ray Sherman, who was let go by the team after they announced the hiring of Jason Garrett; the move was somewhat contentious, as Sherman was always a beloved member of the staff, held dear by his receivers and indeed the entire team. But Bryant said that such is life, in the National Football League.
"I was very down when it happened," he said. "But it's a business. He went his way. Now it's time for us to go our way and we wish the best for each other."
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