Just Saying: Dez Bryant Has Every Right To Get Mad

Dez Bryant shouldn’t keep it in.
Great players lead. They say something. Drew Pearson did. Michael Irvin? You think?
And yet the nation thinks Bryant should calm down. To be reserved. To wait.
No. You don’t wait for a win. You don’t wait for the ball. Winners lead. Winners take.
Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a catch in the end zone for a touchdown while being defended by Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin (27) and cornerback Darius Slay (30) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dez Bryant shouldn’t keep it in. Throwing temper tantrums are necessary. The best do it.

Great players lead. They say something. Drew Pearson did. Michael Irvin? You think?

And yet the nation thinks Bryant should calm down. To be reserved. To wait.

No. You don’t wait for a win. You don’t wait for the ball. Winners lead. Winners take.

Taking a stroll across the sidelines, outside of Rob Marinelli, nobody on this team is getting mad. Sure, there’s talk about getting mad. There’s people setting up appointments to get mad. And maybe, some actually are mad but only for a few moments. Of course, there’s the “moral victory” talk.

Get the heck out of here.

Somebody on this team needs to infuse some passion. Because the Dallas Cowboys are flat. Pure flat — like the Midwest. Dropping to 4-4 against a Detroit Lions team pretty much pinned down, is embarrassing.

Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It was a night that Dez Bryant’s miracle catch would be overshadowed by a broken defense and guy named Calvin Johnson.

It could have easily been a Dez Bryant night. But it wasn’t. A stale offense was all that showed up. Who wouldn’t be angry? Who wouldn’t want to show case their talents? Especially with Bryant’s skill set.

Why on earth wouldn’t you exploit the defense with Bryant? Is there some secret ingredient in hiding your weapons until the 5th quarter we don’t know about?

Because it doesn’t work. You use your weapons. You plan around your best players. And Dez Bryant is one of them.

Unfortunately, defenses aren’t the ones stopping the wide receiver. Leave it to your own team to limit the best players.

Just give him the damn ball. Enjoy his signature “X” and smile. Just saying.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I think you are right. We have enough of the “good guys”. We need some more guys to get mad.. You have to get downright nasty now to win in the NFL. Teams with some talent and a nasty approach are usually the teams that come out on top. Detroit knew Dallas was not going to throw the ball to Dez if he was double teamed and disguised double teams even when in single coverage. Until Dallas stops assuming Dez is always going to double covered he will not get enough opportunities to be the playmaker he is.

    • Michael Vu

      I understand the line between immaturity and passion. Dez Bryant is the only person right not without a zombie face. Cowboys win? Zombie face. Lose? Zombie face. Game on the line? Zombie FACE.

      This team needs a shake. We had some real vocal players in the past (see: Emmitt Smith, Irvin, etc.).

      I agree with you — we need more guys to get mad. Because this game wasn’t right by any rational stretch.

  • Pete

    Why in the heck can’t they put Dez in motion more so as to confuse the coverage or get him open?

    • Michael Vu

      Great question. Simple. And why don’t they? I mean we have raw, pure talent in a 88 uniform. You’re going to tell me that six days of the week you don’t plan for him?

      Cowboys don’t know how to use their toys. Dez Bryant is a perennial, essential talent. Use him! Put him in motion Pete!

  • phinmac

    I dont know what to think. Dez should be upset. One on one coverage and just 3 catches. I guess Bill and Jason have the same playbook because this offense stinks. get a real coordinator.

  • james j

    How about Jason Garrett chew out whoever got caught holding at the end….how about chewing out the refs for picking up the flag when det.. accidently tripped terrance williams….but throw the flag when and don’t pick up the flag when the exact same thing happened when Dallas on D…Get some passion Rooster…How about passing to Dez Bryant or Jason Witten for a first down to ice the game instead of running up the middle for negative yards two possessions in a row….You have been averaging 2 yards a game rushing all game….and you have a QB who has 18 tds with only 3 ints…throw the ball and win with offense….you win by getting first downs to run out the clock…not giving the ball back to a hot qb and hot wr…

    • Frustrated Faithful Fan

      “you win by getting first downs to run out the clock…not giving the ball back to a hot qb and hot wr…”

      Amen, James. Tonight’s loss just made me sick.

  • BeirutWedding

    YES! BE MAD DEZ! I was feeling the EXACT same way!

  • GuessWho?YeahMe!

    Best game of the year!

  • straw walker

    Dez was double covered for a lot of the game with the safety coming down over the top, so there is a reason he wasn’t being getting a lot of balls, while CJ had a the opposite, a lot of single coverage from Car, which over time has been seen as a big mistake. Dez was having a child like tantrums but Dallas was looking for receivers with single coverage, as their TE’s were covered well by the Lions LB’s

  • Drew Pearson #88

    Finally a picture of Dez making that incredible catch for a TD .. If it wasn’t for this catch we would have not even had a chance. Catch my show each week google Drew Pearson Show .. Hut Hut

    • Michael Vu

      Yes sir! Agree totally — Dez keeps us in the game. Plan to catch the show! Drew Pearson!!!!!

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