Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is coming off the first Pro Bowl season of his career, but he is quick to list all the ways he can improve in 2014 and beyond.
“Coming quicker off the ball, being at the correct depth, being patient on your routes,” Bryant told the team’s official website. “Just because it’s open in a certain coverage – not giving too much details--but not taking the bait, finishing the whole route and executing that play the best way I possibly can.”
With Miles Austin gone, Bryant is the leader and elder statesman of the receiving corps, and he credits Austin with preparing him for that role.
This--Bryant being a leader in the locker room and in the film room--would’ve been hard to imagine just a few years ago, when many saw Bryant’s penchant for sideline displays of emotion and a couple scrapes with the law as evidence that he would never round into the caliber of player he had the potential to be.
“I wasn’t understanding the whole process of how to be a professional player,” Bryant said. “As time went on, I started learning little by little and it all came together and still is.”
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