After two consecutive quiet performances, the Dallas Cowboys got star receiver Dez Bryant going again in a big way in Sunday’s 31-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Last week, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin publicly called for the Cowboys to get Bryant more involved in the offense, and apparently they listened. Bryant had been limited to three catches and 30 yards in the loss to the Redskins, and two catches for 15 yards in the loss to the Cardinals.
There’d be no such luck for the Jaguars on Sunday.
Doing all his damage in the first half, Bryant went for six catches for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His touchdowns came on plays of 35 and 68 yards.
Granted, the jump in production could have a lot to do with the level of competition. The Redskins rank sixth in the NFL in pass defense and, while the Cardinals are actually statistically worse against the pass than the Jaguars, they had all-world cornerback Patrick Peterson on Bryant all day, with safety help for good measure--the Cards also weren't hurt by Brandon Weeden starting at quarterback.
Obviously, the Jaguars don't have a Patrick Peterson.
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