When Dez Bryant was selected in the first-round by the Dallas Cowboys, many were clamoring that the ‘Boys had just gone and added another hot shot, diva wide receiver. Bryant fell in the draft due to concerns about his maturity and character.
In his first two games of the regular season, Bryant has conducted himself as professionally as possible.
After being targeted a team-high twelve times when the Cowboys opened the season against Washington, Bryant only saw two passes headed in his direction against Chicago. When asked about the lack of targets he received in the second game, Bryant passed on the chance to live up to his diva expections. Instead, he said what any true professional should.
“I’m fine with what I’m doing,” said Bryant. “I’m going in whenever the coaches tell me. They know what’s best for me. When my number is called, I’m going to do whatever is best .
“If they feel I should have ball more, they will give it to me. If they don’t feel like it, it’s their decision. I’m fine.”
In two games this season, Bryant has hauled in ten catches for 108 yards. Six of his ten catches have resulted in first downs and his two catches in last week’s game resulted in the Cowboys two longest offensive plays of the game.
Bryant has also contributed on special teams and earned his first professional touchdown when he galloped 62-yards to pay dirt on a punt return.
If Bryant continues to handle himself in this manner on and off the field, he will prove to everyone that he was worth every risk the Cowboys took to select him within the first 32 selections in April.