Dez Bryant is a fine human being.
Not many endure what this man has gone through. Many cannot face the world with strength knowing the country is rolling down a tornado at one’s face.
The world has laughed at him. Mocked him. Taunted and challenged him.
Yet, he gets up. To play. Proudly. For the Dallas Cowboys.
Dez Bryant is a great product of the NFL. He is a wonderful story of immaturity torpedoed into a grown man, who is accomplishing wonders on the field.
And the Dallas Cowboys are ruining it.
Next season, Dez Bryant is scheduled to make $0.00. With the Cowboys more bankrupt than the city of Detroit, the thought of Dez Bryant leaving Dallas could be a nightmare turned reality.
As much as Dez Bryant is passionate about being a Dallas Cowboy, I wouldn’t hold it against him if he wanted a trade or to be released from the team.
With Tony Romo dressing as Quincy Carter for Halloween, it has become perfectly clear that the greatest threat to Bryant is not a defensive back. The threats wear a similar uniform.
This man is not in his prime. Let me make that perfectly clear. Dez Bryant is on the upswing of his career at the age of 24 (Born November 4th, 1988).
It means Dez Bryant is showing flashes of what he can really do. Dez Bryant is the future model of the Dallas “Star.”
I haven’t liked much, or cared much, about a single Dallas Cowboy since Michael Irvin went down in Philly. That changed when this 88 got drafted.
Dez Bryant is a somebody. He is the real deal. He is certainly someone who makes bank on their opportunities thrown their way. Of the three catches against the Lions, all Bryant did was score on two of those.
Talk about playmaker. Talk about a good teammate. See his positive chat with coach and Romo here. Unlike Terrell Owens, see how Bryant is receptive to feedback.
Eight games into this season, I will say this: Dez Bryant is a ghost of what he can become. I don’t accept excuses. I understand that teams will double and triple coverage him.
But not looking his way (Romo + Callahan) and patting his butt with a stupid end around call to get him involved is a crime. Teams figure it out. They have in the history books. They find something in the six days they are off.
Dez Bryant deserves better. And if he chooses to leave, by choice, or by circumstance in the front office, I promise to follow. I might not root for his uniform, but I promise to root for his name.
So, will Dez Bryant be a Dallas Cowboy, and sign his career in Texas with the “X” signature? Just asking.