In Sunday night’s season-opening victory over the Giants, receiver Dez Bryant was held to four catches a 22 yards as the New York secondary made a point of blanketing the team’s No. 1. The Cowboys don’t expect this sort of quiet performance to become a regular thing by any means, though, double coverage or not.
“I’m sure teams are going to try and take him out of the game,” tight end Jason Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But we’ll find ways just like we did last year, and have done for the last four years, of getting the ball in his hands.”
Bryant said he didn’t mind all the attention he got on Sunday or his relatively paltry numbers, because it opened up the game for Witten and Miles Austin, both of whom had big games. That said, he’s confident that he’s going to break out in a big way at some point.
“You always want to catch the ball and make a play, but at the same time, we’re trying to win,” Bryant said. “It’s got to be smart football. Just got to be patient. There will be a time when Miles might get doubled, Witt might get doubled, whoever.
“I promise you, my time’s coming. When it comes, I’m going to take advantage of it.”
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