Rookie receiver Dez Bryant saw action as a kick returner for the first time on Wednesday, and summarily left special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, who revamped the special teams unit competely a year ago, abuzz with the possibilities. DeCamillis, who has said in the past that the kick return game was the least impressive facet of the unit, believes Bryant has the tools to change all that.
And why not? For all the controversy surrounding his pre-draft interviews, his selection and, as we've all heard by now, refusing to carry Roy Williams' pads, Bryant's performance on the field thus far speaks for itself. That is, he has the sort of tools that will make a coach salivate.
"He's special with the ball in his hands, and we're going to try to help him as much as we can," said DeCamillis, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's got a chance to be exceptional."
Bryant was primarily used on special teams as a punt returner in his time at Oklahoma State, but he did return six kicks over his career there, as well. And though he experienced greater success on punts than he did on kicks, Bryant embraces the idea of filling that role for Dallas.
"I did it in college and liked it," Bryant said. "Anything I can do to help, I'll do."
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