We all know the struggles of Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. While his problems have been minor compared to other NFL stars, it still shows a sense of entitlement that is rubbing people the wrong way. Bryant’s little mishaps could also start leading to bigger problems if he believes he can get away with anything.
Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News is one of many that cover the Dallas Cowboys who want to start seeing the young star own up for his mistakes.
“The biggest thing that he has to do is take responsibility for his life. A lot of athletes and a lot of other types of people have this problem. It’s not always someone else’s fault. Sometimes it’s your fault, and you need to change your behavior so you can stop creating this kind of drama for yourself. Nobody will tell you Dez isn’t a nice guy, and he’s never been anything remotely close to anything criminal, but his immaturity level is such that there’s a reason why he was a top-five talent who went 24th to the Cowboys.”
“It’s not just about him anymore. He’s got a little boy named Zane who’s about 4, and he’s got another little boy named Dez Jr., and he’s trying to be a father. He has no clue how to do it because his father didn’t show him. He’s kind of learning as he goes. But it’s about them. Anybody that’s got kids knows: once the rugrats show up, it’s not your story anymore. It’s about them and what you can do for them.”
Taylor is 100% correct and I’d like to see Dez start taking responsibility and control of his life now. He has all of the talent to become the league’s top receiver, if he can just keep his head on straight.