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Dez Gets Acquainted With Dooley

Dallas hired former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley as the new receivers coach



    Cowboys receivers spent the past two week in organized team activities getting acquainted with new receivers coach Derek Dooley, and according to Dez Bryant, the team’s best receiver, it’s going swimmingly.

    "He came in right (away) and told us who he is and what he's about, and you have to accept it," Bryant said, per ESPN Dallas. "He's hands on with us. That’s what we all love. He's a great coach and he makes things a lot smoother and easier for us."

    Coming off a season in which he posted career highs in catches with 92, receiving yards with 1,382 and touchdowns with 12, Bryant will look to build on this success and continue developing into the caliber of receiver Dallas thought they were getting when they traded up to land him back in 2010. A good relationship with Dooley, Bryant believes, will go a long way toward accomplishing this.

    "That's a big thing for me," Bryant said. "It's always good to build that relationship. It makes things 10 times easier if you got respect from that person versus not having that respect. (If you don't have respect) when a person says something to you, you’re really not into (it). But if you got that respect for one another, it's easier to accept that criticism and take it and get better."

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