Receiver Dez Bryant is the most feared member of the Dallas Cowboys, according to an anonymous poll of NFL players conducted by ESPN’s NFL Nation.
Bryant finished 2013 with 93 catches, 1,233 yards and 13 touchdown catches, a campaign strong enough to send the Oklahoma State product to his first career Pro Bowl. It also marks the second consecutive year in which Bryant has posted 1,000-plus receiving yards and 10-plus touchdown passes.
As Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas points out, this honor would usually go to DeMarcus Ware, but Ware is coming off a rough year. Hampered by quad, back and elbow issues throughout 2013, Ware had the worst statistical season of his nine-year career, finishing with career lows in tackles (40) and sacks (six).
A pair of Detroit Lions finished on top of the poll, with DT Ndamukong Suh being named the NFL’s most feared player and WR Calvin Johnson--who Cowboys fans will remember well from his performance back in Week 8--finishing in second.
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