Dez Bryant has matured a lot since entering the league last year, but he remains a work in progress for the Dallas Cowboys.
Upon arriving in Dallas from Green Bay this offseason, receivers coach Jimmy Robinson stated his excitement at the prospect of working with Bryant, a second-year player with seemingly unlimited potential, but with ample questions concerning his maturity. Bryant gained a reputation in his rookie season for being late to meetings, and his sideline outburst in the Giants’ game in week 10--and his offseason troubles--are well-documented.
Robinson won’t delude himself into believing that Bryant’s maturation is an overnight process, but he does believe that the Oklahoma State product is heading in the right direction.
“I think Dez is trying to do it the right way, honestly,” Robinson said, per ESPN Dallas. “He’s doing a better job with being where he’s supposed to be, on time and those types of things. But it’s a day-to-day process. It doesn’t happen overnight. I don’t expect that it’s gonna.
“Sometimes you take a couple of steps forward and one step back. So you grab the young man and you hug him and you say, ‘Hey, listen now. This is something you’ve gotta do different. This is where we need to improve.’ You do that day after day after day. You develop that trust, hopefully him in you and then you start to develop it in him.”
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