There's no question that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has a special skill set. It's no coincidence that he was given No. 88 after being drafted out of Oklahoma State, where he was one of the best wide receivers in college football.
In a live chat with longtime Cowboys radio announcer Brad Sham on The Dallas Morning News' website, Sham talked about expectations for Bryant for the upcoming season, which will be his third in the NFL.
The age-old theory on wide receivers is that they really blow up in their third season, though that's changed in recent years with guys like Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald coming into the league and immediately succeeding.
Sham said Bryant was hurt by the lockout and the subsequent lack of off-season work more than any other Cowboys player.
"I would HOPE to see significant improvement in Dez, who I think suffered from lockout more than any other Cowboy. I have NO idea what to expect," Sham wrote on the chat.
It's hard to know what to expect from Bryant, who again, is talented and physically gifted beyond belief.
With all of that talent, Bryant has racked up a grand total of one 100-yard game, back on Nov. 14 of 2010 against the New York Giants. He has 15 touchdowns in his first two seasons.
In all honesty, a player with his talent should be approaching that number every season. Time will tell if that's the case with Bryant, and his third season would be a logical time to see it.
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