Has The Cowboys Dez Bryant Been A Disappointment This Season?

Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at AT

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant began the year by bragging about being able to post 2,000 receiving yards and twenty touchdowns in a season. With just four games left in the Cowboys regular season, it appears Bryant will fall well short of these gaudy numbers. On top of that, Dez has been plagued by drops all year. Despite this, Bryant’s numbers are still solid. So far he’s recorded 68 receptions for 896 yards and nine touchdowns. Bryant still has four games to go, but have you been disappointed by Dez’s performance so far this season? Tell us down below.

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Here’s today’s poll question: 

Has Dez Bryant Been A Disappointment This Season?

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Here’s my take:

“I personally have to say yes. Simply because you expect a player like Bryant to step-up his game in big moments. Although he’s had his share of game-saving catches this season, his impact has been limited to small bursts. Those glimpses of brilliance are often proceeded or followed by a drop or a missed opportunity. It was dreadfully clear when the Cowboys faced the Detroit Lions All-World wideout Calvin Johnson earlier this year that Bryant has a long way to go, despite scoring twice in that game. You can not brag about 20,000 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns and matching Megatron than not do it and think this was a successful season. Especially, when you might not even eclipse your numbers from the previous year. Bottom line: Bryant has been good, but not great this season.”

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  • SmartThinking

    I’ve watched professional level football since I was a kid. My first Cowboy game was a pre-season tilt with Detroit in August, 1960. So, I think I’ve seen a few players wear the Star and come and go.

    Counting all the greatest legends this team has produced over all these many decades, Dez Bryant, in my book, is in the top five best Dallas Cowboys players I’ve ever watched.

    No one. I mean no one questions his physical abilities as a player. We’ve watched team after team this season double and triple team Bryant and the result has been frustrating to see. I think of it as an amazing tribute to this guy’s talents that opposing teams devote 25 percent of their 11 players to keep him from catching balls.

    But Bryant ‘being Dez’ is where I draw the line between talented and Super Star. The really great players never let anybody know what they were thinking. Staubach never blinked. Barry Sanders or Bo Jackson never waved their hands and went into a childish blowup when their teams were losing, or winning. They focused every ounce of energy they possessed into beating the opposition, not showing others how frustrated they were.

    When Bryant controls his outbursts and channels that anger or frustration or that pure love of the game into an even more physical, devastating player than he is right now, then he’ll have a shot at reaching his true potential.

    I love watching Bryant’s pure athleticism, it’s elegance and physical dominance. But, unlike most everyone else, when I watch Dez being Dez, all I can think of is how that energy and passion is wasted when it could be focused on the other team and the coaches who might think they need four or even five guys to stop him because he’s just that much better.

  • David Kerr

    Well he is on pace for 1200 yards and 12 touchdowns wich is very good. But the main thing with Dez is he is so young and is just starting to breakout. There is no doubt he will be a super star for years to come.

  • Hank

    Physical ability YES, Mental absolutely NO NO NO NO NO (88 times, NO)

  • Old Frog

    Better question might be “has the Romo-Bryant connection been a disappointment?” I think we all expected more from the two of them working together – more targets; more completions.

  • http://tinyurl.com/CowboyBooksBlog fgoodwin

    His lack of concentration, dropping catchable balls, and fumbling after the catch is gonna cost us a game down the stretch, mark my words.

    • rick mage

      It HAS already cost us a game…

    • Earl Robertson

      Exactly, why is it so hard to do something so easy especially with his big hands?????!

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