Dez Bryant: ‘Nobody reps the star more than me’

Regardless of the emergence of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott final season, Dez Bryant is aware of he nonetheless embodies the Dallas Cowboys.

When requested by NFL Community’s Jane Slater about those that query his dedication to the team after Bryant showed up late to training camp, he professed his love — Bryant used that phrase so much — for the group that drafted him.

“All people on this group is aware of what’s up with me,” Bryant stated. “They know I really like this soccer staff. You already know, me personally, I really feel no person reps the star greater than me. That is not a shot directed at no person, that is simply how I really feel. I all the time cherished it. I really like the followers and I put my all out for them you already know? I do not care if I am injured, I will attempt my greatest to get on the market and play. That is the way it’s all the time been. I really like Dallas. I really like this place, I simply love all the pieces about it. I really like the coaches, I really like (proprietor) Jerry Jones, I really like Stephen (Jones), I really like everyone round this place.”

Whereas Bryant merely has to deflect some unhealthy press for the minor snafu, his shut pal and recently-released wideout Lucky Whitehead wasn’t as lucky. Bryant advised Slater that “I’d say (head coach Jason Garrett was sending a message by cutting Whitehead), we’re making an attempt to do one thing particular right here. I haven’t got a lot room to speak, however though I had a legit deal — the rationale why I missed — I ought to have been there. However I wasn’t. And we dealt with it. On the similar time I perceive what coach Garrett is making an attempt to do. You gotta handle enterprise.”

This is a vital season for Bryant, which is why the Cowboys are already “dealing with” even a minor infraction like exhibiting up late to camp. As Prescott emerges, Bryant appears to be hovering between potential No. 1 goal of the long run and occasional playmaker. Bryant was second on the staff in targets to Cole Beasley with tight finish Jason Witten shut behind final 12 months. Dallas drafted a Beasley clone this offseason in Ryan Switzer, maybe signaling one other shift in offensive type to higher swimsuit Prescott’s consolation zone.

Bryant’s stellar nine-catch, 132-yard, two-touchdown efficiency towards the Packers within the playoffs final 12 months reveals he has the flexibility to hold an offense if he is acquired the belief of his quarterback. Garrett is doing his greatest to make sure that’s the case.

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