Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Rise of Dez Bryant

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Dallas Cowboys fan’s favorite resident knuckle head is growing up right in front of our eyes. Dez Bryant has gone a long, long way from sagging his pants, barking at Lil’ Wayne’s entourage, and getting into an inexcusable tussle with his mother.

Dez Bryant has shown through the past four games exactly why Jerry Jones pulled the trigger – moving up to nab the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft and take the troubled Oklahoma State receiver. In the first eight games of the season, Dez scored a miserable two touchdowns. Through the past four games, Dez has scored six times. Through the first eight games of the season, Dez amassed 503 yards (63 yards per game average); but through the last four games, Dez has put up 475 yards ( 119 yards per game average). The past four weeks have been an indicator for Cowboys fans of what to expect from Dez Bryant on a weekly basis.

Perhaps Dez Bryant has turned over a new leaf. We have heard of no new issues other than the emotional exchanges on the sideline. With Dez Bryant’s conditional dismissal, Cowboys fans can only hope that the best is yet to come.  The return of 2nd year running back, DeMarco Murray, from injury can only help Dez’s chances to get the one-on-one matches down the field.

“Freakish athlete” is a term often tossed around when describing Dez Bryant. I personally believe he is monstrosity just waiting to be unleashed on every single play.  Dez Bryant plowed his way into the end zone this past Sunday – taking Rodgers-Cromartie with him.  Although not quite on the same scale as Marshawn Lynch’s playoff rumble against the Saints two years ago, that play will be remembered by every team the Cowboys play going forward.

Most importantly, Tony Romo trusts Dez Bryant, and will continue to look to him to make the big play.  Dez won’t disappoint, and will live up to No. 88.

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