As far as Dez Bryant’s offseason goes, no news is good news, and aside from a drummed-up mini-controversy surrounding Bryant saying that he thought a 2,000-yard receiving season was possible, there’s been no news this offseason. According to Bryant, he’s finally settled into life in the NFL and, though he admits it wouldn’t have taken him as long as it did, better later than never.
“I’m more comfortable in my life,” Bryant said this week, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m enjoying being in the NFL. I wish it could have been a couple years back, but I had to go through a couple of things to figure it out.”
That Bryant struggled with off-the-field issues upon entering the league isn’t all that surprising--after all, he was a 21-year-old kid who had, in an instant, become rich and famous, as the top pick of the most visible and polarizing team in football.
“Picture yourself as a 21-year-old coming into this environment, with all the hype and the circumstance around being a No. 1 draft pick in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys,” Head coach Jason Garrett said.
“He had to work through that like a lot of guys have to work through that, and he had to mature and understand what’s important. I think he’s done all of that. ... He’s gotten some of these other things in his life kind of organized, and together, it reflects in his play.”
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