Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant isn’t having a bad year by any means.
Bryant enters the Week 15 matchup with the Green Bay Packers with 70 catches, 908 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. It’s just that, a year ago, Bryant posted similar yardage and the same amount of touchdowns through the final eight games of last year.
Adding to the frustration is that Bryant has just two touchdown catches in the past five games.
But head coach Jason Garrett believes that, numbers schmumbers, Bryant is a better player now than he was a year ago.
“Better player, more capable of doing a lot of different things,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s a mismatch player who’s hard for people to guard in one-on-one situations. We got to him a lot and he comes through. You can put him in different spots. He handles that well. He plays more consistently, both his technique, just playing it at the right level with his intensity throughout the ballgame.
“He’s improved greatly. He’s a much more mature player than he’s been and you get into those situations where he might not be as productive in terms of how many receptions. But you’ve got to evaluate how he’s playing and he’s been very good for us.”
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