Who Needs Megatron? The Dallas Cowboys Have Optimus Prime

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Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in front of Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 

For all of the scrutiny that Dez Bryant endures, he continues to disprove the myth that he’s simply a street thug with a high football acumen. Born on November 4, 1988 in Galveston County, Texas, Dez Bryant overcame a very challenging childhood to become one of the more formidable wide receivers at Oklahoma State University and dominated the NCAA’s Big 12 Conference.

After earning All American honors at OSU, Bryant was drafted in 2010 as the 24th overall pick for the Dallas Cowboys. A lot was said at that time about his abilities being overshadowed by his lack of character and off the field antics. I’m not here to excuse any negative actions he may have taken part in. But, if any of you were without flaws and childish errors in your early twenties feel free to grab a few of those stones and start casting. There’s a free pile in the corner there.

When Bryant first entered the NFL he did so with a chip on his shoulder, or rather a full bag of Ruffles. He heard all the talk of his alleged characterless behavior. He read the reports of how he’d be out of the league before his talents had a chance to establish him as one of the best wide receivers in football. He took it all in and he let that fuel his drive to excel.

Has Bryant been perfect since becoming a Dallas Cowboy? Nope. Not at all. However, what we have seen is a young man determined to take over football and prove his doubters wrong. A young man that’s running as fast as he can from his demons to become a better person. There have been hiccups, but, some say that hiccups are a sign of growth. The Dez Bryant we see today is not the one the Cowboys drafted in 2010. We are watching the evolution of a potential Hall of Famer here.

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  • Skip

    Excellent, excellent article. It’s nice to see a positive piece in the sea of Doom and Gloom Cowboys coverage. I’m very excited for Dez and his growth so far, as well as his potential for the future. People are so quick to judge and always seem to know it all, when in fact they know next to nothing. We’ve all made mistakes, time to move on and support this guy.

    • Scott.

      Very good article and living in galveston county I did not know he was born here. Knew he went to lurking high but didn’t know he was from around here. Anyway the title is what I will comment on since he’s being compared to megaton. Last game the two played the stats were not comparable. Now I know our secondary is horrible but he still outplayed dez. But then again dez gave him some bulletin board material to inspire him. I love dez and what he does but at this point in their careers I’d take megaton all day. Sorry if I’m classified as a hater, just trying the be impartial.

      • Scott.

        Sorry skip that was supposed to go to general board must of accidentally hit reply instead of like.

        • Skip

          No problem Scott. Also, I wouldn’t argue that Dez is better than Megatron, Calvin is clearly the best receiver in the game right now. I think too many people knocked Dez for saying he can do what Calvin can, I just saw that as Dez having confidence in himself, but of course it had to be blown out of proportion for the sake of headlines/drama. Lastly, I think Megatron makes Stafford seem better than he actually is (thought he’s finally getting criticized), whereas both Romo and Dez mutually benefit from each other’s abilities.

          • Scott.

            I agree it got blown out of proportion with his statement but part of the maturation process is understanding that his words and statements will be blown out of proportion. Although in his defense when you have an owner that has never saw a microphone that he didn’t like you can’t hardly blame him.

  • stylz1996

    I agree this young man is about to destroy corners on a regular basis. Just stay healthy and keep your nose clean and his sky Is the limit.

  • Ced/Big C

    I look forward to watching Dez do work….Lotta haters…and I’m grateful…b/c they give him all the motivation he needs ….GR8 read

  • Earl Robertson

    Run the ball and then do play action and hit Bryant if cowboys can do that they will score a ton of points

  • californy

    Dez was the 13 rated WR in yardage last year, there no comparison to megaton.

  • californy

    Of the game Dez had over 110 yards last year, we lost them all.. We won more game where he didn’t get 100 yards.

  • californy

    Passing yards dont win many games. In 2012, there was 4 teams in the top 10 who didn’t make the play off, at Dallas, Detroit, Oakland and NO.. The top passing team got skunk in the SB, they only got that give me TD to show for.