Dez Bryant’s first season and a half has been a roller coaster of sorts. There have been highs, like when he’s on the field, making spectacular catches of the sort we saw on the Cowboys’ first touchdown on Sunday, and fighting defenders as they try to bring him to the ground; then there have been lows, like injuries, and a few run-ins with authority-type figures.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones admitted after Sunday’s 44-7 victory that he had been frustrated by Bryant somewhat in the past, but he stipulated that (a) he believes the good outweighs the bad, and (b) that Dallas knew exactly what they were getting him when they drafted him in the first round in 2010.
“He has been frustrating and he has been elating,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “And so it’s exactly what we thought when we drafted him right to the T. If we didn’t plan on having a little frustration we should have gone a different direction. No surprises with him.”
Further, Jones believes he’s seen some serious growth out of the second-year receiver--who, it’s worth noting, is still just 23-years-old.
“Dez is really doing better each week, relative to what he’s doing on the practice field, and he’s growing as a man off the field,” Jones said.
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