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D-Unit
04-22-2010, 09:38 PM
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http://www.zimbota.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Dez-bryant1.jpg

FreshBoy!
04-22-2010, 10:33 PM
Great freaking pick. Didn't give up much, still have a chance at Nate Allen, and don't forget Gaither/Atogwe are still floating.

This pick pretty much sets up our offense for the future(providing we can protect romo).

Romo + MB/Felix + Austin/Dez(......Roy) + Witten(.....Bennett)

LonghornsLegend
04-22-2010, 10:49 PM
I haven't been this excited about a pick in a very long time.


I've watched dude play in the Big XII for a long long time and never seemed realistic we would get him as it was known he was a top 5 player for as long as I can remember.


Not sure if the Randy Moss thing had anything to do with it, but I get chills thinking about Bryant playing out to his potential and how he contrast to Austin.


Just an overall good feeling and can't help but be excited about it. Thank goodness Jerry pulled the trigger and jumped Baltimore. I can already tell I'll be all over Training Camp this year checking in to see how he looks and if he has a shot to take over Roy's spot sooner then later.


Still calling Ogletree to take over slot WR duties over Crayton, not that it's an option, but that it'll happen. I'm very confident in that. Roy and Crayton will be gone soon, and then we could still use some depth behind those top 3 guys.

Macarthur
04-22-2010, 11:13 PM
I am very excited. That highlight video makes me so ready for camp and we haven't even finished the freaking draft!

He reminds me so much of Irvin with a burst.

D-Unit
04-22-2010, 11:26 PM
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Thank you Jerry!

cdub11
04-22-2010, 11:29 PM
Love the Dez pick, easily one of the most talented guys in this draft

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/shared-blogs/austin/aggies/upload/2009/10/osus_dez_bryant_ruled_ineligib/DEZ.JPG

crisco0710
04-22-2010, 11:39 PM
I'm excited to see Dez in a Cowboy uniform. He single handely led OK State while he was there.

TACKLE
04-22-2010, 11:48 PM
I'm not a Cowboys fan and am pissed that you guys moved ahead of the Ravens to take him. With that being said, Dez is going to be an absolute stud. I love how he fits in Dallas. He's going to come in with a chip on his shoulder and is going to be a beast. This is easily my favorite pick of the first round.

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 12:04 AM
I'm not a Cowboys fan and am pissed that you guys moved ahead of the Ravens to take him. With that being said, Dez is going to be an absolute stud. I love how he fits in Dallas. He's going to come in with a chip on his shoulder and is going to be a beast. This is easily my favorite pick of the first round.
I really appreciate the comment. Much respect to one of my favorite non-Cowboys posters.

Morton
04-23-2010, 12:13 AM
As an Eagles fan, I'm pretty worried.

That having been said, this could either turn out really great for you guys (Michael Irvin 2.0) or it could just completely blow up in your face (Terrel Owens 2.0, and not in a good way).

I'm hoping for the latter, but anything's possible obviously. But regardless, you guys got great value at the end of the first round with Dez. Kudos to Jerry for pulling it off.

Don Vito
04-23-2010, 12:15 AM
Should be the New England Patriots appreciation thread! I thought we were actually going to take him. Then I thought maybe Odrick or Kindle, but then a trade. Then another trade. But yeah congrats on Dez, love how Jerry has the balls to admit he ****** up by passing on Moss and won't make the same mistake again.

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 12:48 AM
From Extremeskins.

this ****in sucks...posted by Warhead36

They got the top receiver in the draft. Takes receivers some time to develop and he should turn out to a good one....posted by skeenzfan

Dez Bryant in that offense is scary. It's going to be an interesting season...posted by playofsplz

I like Bryant and I'm pissed the Cowboys got him. But the Cowboys OL needs some work so it might not matter who their WRs are...posted by MattFancy

That is bad news. I do not approve...posted by ArmchairRedskin

Man, this sickens me.

They have so much talent now...posted by BuddyLeeGhostHunter

A young TO would be a HUGE acquisition for ANY team. If this guy is TO Jr then the boys just made their draft on this pick. Personally I don't think he's the next TO but I do think he has the physical tools to make noise playing behind Miles and Roy. The threesome they have at wideout is gigantic and talented:

Miles Austin: 6-3 214
Roy Williams: 6-3 215
Dez Bryant: 6-2 225 .....................posted by destino


Because you have no idea how good Dez Bryant is. He is the best WR in the draft and considered top 5 talent. He has had a couple character issues which are really not that horrible. I can't believe the Cowgirls got him. Every game I've watched him in, he's been unstoppable. With Austin opposite of him, I think he's a probowler in a couple years...........posted by U C S D Skinsfan

Dez Bryant is not any kind of "Owens, Jr."

The stuff about him being an issue off the field was pretty overblown.

Great pick by Dallas, unfortunately............posted by Spartacus87

Dez is a great pick up, though. Especially as late as they got him. Those character concerns must have something to them for him to fall, but that talent is hard to pass over. I don't look forward to having to defend Austin, Witten and Bryant.....posted by Armchairredskin

I am a little worried about the Cowboys now...posted by Main-Maine

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 12:51 AM
As an Eagles fan, I'm pretty worried.

That having been said, this could either turn out really great for you guys (Michael Irvin 2.0) or it could just completely blow up in your face (Terrel Owens 2.0, and not in a good way).

I'm hoping for the latter, but anything's possible obviously. But regardless, you guys got great value at the end of the first round with Dez. Kudos to Jerry for pulling it off.
After Dez was picked, Deion Sanders was interviewed about it. He said Dez is a great kid and people who were worried about his character can put it all at rest. The way the Cowboys alumni are involved with the team in a close relationship, guys like Deion, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith will be around to make sure he succeeds in a Cowboys uniform. The Boys are one of the few teams with the ability to guide him in the right direction.

E-Man
04-23-2010, 12:58 AM
Given Miles and Witten in the offense, they can take a year to let Dez develop. Hell he may have a good first year like Crabtree did. He's in a damn near perfect position, and I can't help but be excited to have him here in Dallas. He's gonna develop right into a stud with another top wideout and elite QB.

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 01:02 AM
Given Miles and Witten in the offense, they can take a year to let Dez develop. Hell he may have a good first year like Crabtree did. He's in a damn near perfect position, and I can't help but be excited to have him here in Dallas. He's gonna develop right into a stud with another top wideout and elite QB.
Talk about the offense being DYNAMIC! Add the expanded role to Felix...whoa!

E-Man
04-23-2010, 01:06 AM
Felix and Bryant makes me want to have a seizure. We're talking about giving D coordinators nightmares for years if they both stay healthy.

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 02:04 AM
Good read. If you find some cool ones, please share with us here.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d817b6641&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

M.O.T.H.
04-23-2010, 02:58 AM
Sure would love to add his other troubled teammate to the mix. :D

http://images.athlonsports.com/d/18370-1/PerrishCox.jpg

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 03:11 AM
Sure would love to add his other troubled teammate to the mix. :D

http://images.athlonsports.com/d/18370-1/PerrishCox.jpg
Sure would make me thrilled as well! I would have to change the name of this thread to The Oklahoma State University Appreciation Thread. :D

UTPATS
04-23-2010, 08:47 AM
I forgot the kid returned punts...any chance he does that his rookie year?

M.O.T.H.
04-23-2010, 08:58 AM
I'd say there is a 99.9% chance.

He's a great punt returner, he's way too big to do it in the NFL, long term, and he wont be running away from guys as easily but he'll more than likely stick there, until he finds himself starting at WR.

UTPATS
04-23-2010, 09:04 AM
Hey, sounds good to me!

UTPATS
04-23-2010, 09:05 AM
So much for us not playing Madden in real life this year...Austin, RW, Dez, Witten, Felix, MB, Choice, WOW!

Im_a_Romosexual
04-23-2010, 09:16 AM
Just woke up and my first thought was Dez Bryant!, the cracked a smile lol

M.O.T.H.
04-23-2010, 09:17 AM
If the EA guys had any balls, they'd make Roy Williams a 70 overall, like he should be. :D

LizardState
04-23-2010, 01:19 PM
ESPN reporting they've already assigned him jersey #88..... just let the implications of that number roll thru your head for a few minutes.

Word in the blogosphere is that they beat B-More & Ozzie Newsome to the draw on the trade up for him. Jerry probably had him the top of their board the whole time.

Dallas, more draft day trades than any other team, the tradition remains intact.

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 04:40 PM
Adam Schefter said one team crossed Dez off their board because he had an irregular heartbeat...

Hmm...

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 04:44 PM
Live Dez Bryant Press Conference.

LOL... Dez sounds illiterate... Zero in the smarts department is the impression I get. He's so bad... lol.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?id=2C3175D9-E414-E3CB-2498DDB9D5006FBA


sound bites....

...Dez, how excited are you to start minicamp? I'm very exciting.

...Returning punt mean lot to me.



This kid is crackin' me up!!! :D

LonghornsLegend
04-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Dez is also(may be the same thing) on 103.3 FM in Dallas right now for those in the area :D Wish Michael Irvin was still on the radio :(

M.O.T.H.
04-23-2010, 04:49 PM
Live Dez Bryant Press Conference.

LOL... Dez sounds illiterate... Zero in the smarts department is the impression I get. He's so bad... lol.

http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?id=2C3175D9-E414-E3CB-2498DDB9D5006FBA

He's no Sam Hurd. :D

At least when it comes to public speaking and smarts.

LonghornsLegend
04-23-2010, 05:02 PM
He's no Sam Hurd. :D

At least when it comes to public speaking and smarts.

It'll be rough because everyone is going to want to interview him for a looong time, Austin isn't going to be as much of a polarizing figure as Dez is here. He's certainly no scholar, but most should have known that, Chris Johnson doesn't do much better lol.

ricowboy
04-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Tremendous value pick......BPA.....

D-Unit
04-23-2010, 09:50 PM
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Still unbelievable for me that we got him. Never thought we had a chance at the beginning of the season.

D-Unit
04-24-2010, 10:26 PM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0423/dal_u_bryant_576.jpg

OH YES BABY!!!

LizardState
04-25-2010, 02:07 PM
#88 uni -- The reincarnation of Michael Irvin (hopefully without the hotel room full of cocaine & hookers)

Didn't Drew Pearson have #88 too?

Go Cowboys
04-25-2010, 02:29 PM
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Still unbelievable for me that we got him. Never thought we had a chance at the beginning of the season.
Another thing to think about after watching that, he did all that without a great quarterback. I mean afterall he did go to the same school where we got the "I'm a grown man" speech from.


Side: I remember watching that Oklahoma vs. OKst game that year, I think he was player of the game and had 4 touchdowns or something like that during that game.

Go Cowboys
04-25-2010, 02:30 PM
#88 uni -- The reincarnation of Michael Irvin (hopefully without the hotel room full of cocaine & hookers)

Didn't Drew Pearson have #88 too?

Don't forget the latest Receiver that had #88, Antonio Bryant, let's not crown him and put all kinds of comparisons on him like we did Irvin because of the number.

KCJ58
04-25-2010, 02:31 PM
don't worry Adrian Petersen is ill-literate too

Go Cowboys
04-25-2010, 02:36 PM
My question on Dez is this; What is his work ethic like and is he a good teammate?

If he is one of those guys like Chad Johson, T.O., Steve Smith, a guy that works all the time, Michael Irvin is another example.
Is he a guy that is going to try and learn from veterans and eventually teach younger guys? Or is he a I do it my way kind of guy.


That is what I want to know, I feel like that is where we went wrong with Antonio Bryant, I hope Dez is more along the lines of Michael.

If you have any information on those two questions please let me know.

LizardState
04-25-2010, 03:51 PM
That is what I want to know, I feel like that is where we went wrong with Antonio Bryant, I hope Dez is more along the lines of Michael.

Antonio Bryant was a head case with serious maturity & overall emotional problems. That's why Parcells ran him off the team, too bad he had to (allegedly) pick a fight with him to do so.

He showed up out here in SF after that with the 9ers & actually produced the best yr. Alex Smith ever had b/c he worked hard in the offseason & developed some chemistry with Smith, was easily the 9ers best receiver. Until they upset the Vikes one Sunday, & Antonio went out & got hammered, was busted for driving his cherry-red sportscar at 100 MPH at 3 AM dead drunk. HC Mike Nolan released him ASAP after he went to court over it.

Hopefully Bryant is getting some help now, he really needs it.

Sniper
04-25-2010, 03:54 PM
Forgot to post about this, but seriously, **** this ****. Austin, Bryant, and Witten is ridiculously unfair.

E-Man
04-28-2010, 12:41 AM
Check out the new avy guys!

LonghornsLegend
04-28-2010, 12:58 AM
Ummm, E-Man, I just had someone make me that avy 2nite, mind if I ask where you got it from. I had BoneKrusher send over a request to make it for me, so it seems pretty ironic that as soon as dude finishes you pop up with it.


Not saying you stole it or anything, but I picked that play specifically from all the highlight tapes I watched and had someone cut that play out for me so I can put it into a sig. As much work as I had to go through to get it finished for me I really don't want someone else to rock it before I have my sig finished, even if that does sound shallow.


Here is the original link: http://i40.tinypic.com/20kw45k.gif


It's also you posting it up 5 minutes after the dude finished it for me as well.

E-Man
04-28-2010, 01:13 AM
I'll probably change it in a little bit, but here's the vid I got the avy from.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeGDfU_WI8s

That was an awesome catch, so I had a friend from another board make it for me. The dude makes good gifs, so I can get him to make me another one pronto.

LonghornsLegend
04-28-2010, 01:16 AM
I was planning on getting it put into a sig, it's not a big deal, it's just like somebody rocking my sig before I get a chance to. Plus I went to hell trying to get that into .gif format, I sent a copy of it to BK early this evening and as soon as he pm'd me saying that dude finished it for him I saw this thread upped with the exact same avy.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
04-28-2010, 04:09 AM
I am so excited about Bryant. I don't care about any other player they drafted. I never would have thought he would have made it far enough for the boysto draft him. He is the best player at a position of need.

Seriously, I was hoping for draft prospects that were so much inferior to Dez that I could not have come up with a scenario where he came here.

Can we fast forward a few months? Austin, Witten, Jones and now Dez????

Lets roll...

HEISMANHERSCHEL
04-28-2010, 04:14 AM
Wow!!! I just watched the press confrence. Dez sounds like the guy that I tipped for washing my car yesterday!!!

But I dont care. I will be chanting something new this year. "Run Dez Run!!!!"

D-Unit
05-02-2010, 12:50 PM
Enjoy...

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YAYareaRB
05-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Who is Dez Bryant?

Oh dat fakn mahu from da adda oklahoma team? faka dat guy junk bah. garantee taylor mays gonna kaaaarackkk his ass..

hahaha nah but I definitely appreciate Dez Bryant. I watched a nicely made HL vid of his before last season and I almost jizzed my pants lol

herniateddisc
05-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Kids got nice feet but he will need to learn route running.

Go Cowboys
05-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Well go figure. Adam Schefter is reporting that he just twisted his ankle

D-Unit
05-02-2010, 02:09 PM
Well go figure. Adam Schefter is reporting that he just twisted his ankle
I read about that at the ESPN Dallas Blogs. It's not a big deal. I wouldn't worry.

Go Cowboys
05-02-2010, 02:12 PM
I read about that at the ESPN Dallas Blogs. It's not a big deal. I wouldn't worry.
Ya, no worries, ankles get tweaked, just can't be to careful sometimes.

Figured I would let everyone know as we went.

D-Unit
05-03-2010, 03:16 PM
"Dez Bryant is an absolute talent," Phillips said after Sunday's practice at Cowboys Stadium. "You don't get to be around too many players that come in and look that good that early. In 33 years, there's not many that I can say have looked that talented at their position for a three-day period. We're pleased with him . . . and he was on time for everything."


I can't friggin wait for THIS!

Phillips said he looks forward to seeing players such as Bryant face stiffer competition against some of the team's veteran players.

"I think that's the next process for all these guys," Phillips said. "We're looking forward to seeing these rookies work against guys that have played. We've got two Pro Bowl corners. So it will be good work for Dez and all of our receivers."

M.O.T.H.
05-03-2010, 03:25 PM
Hurd beats Newman and Jenkins like dead horses in camp. A lot of good it did him. :(

I'm actually pretty surprised at the amount of hype Dez has been getting these last few days. I fully expect him to be a super star one day, I just wasnt expecting such a media frenzy over him this early.

D-Unit
05-03-2010, 03:36 PM
Hurd beats Newman and Jenkins like dead horses in camp. A lot of good it did him. :(

I'm actually pretty surprised at the amount of hype Dez has been getting these last few days. I fully expect him to be a super star one day, I just wasnt expecting such a media frenzy over him this early.
At the same time, he's seemingly earned every bit of praise after putting on show after show during the OTAs. IF he wasn't doing that, then the praise would be much less.

Also, a lot of it is "news making" though. Media are just hungry money whores. Anything to get people reading their stuff. That's why Dez gets so much news both good and bad for him. The fact that he fell in the draft started it all. Landing in Dallas capped off a boom. We're just at the tip of the iceberg. Be prepared to get spoon fed this **** for a long time comin.

LonghornsLegend
05-03-2010, 03:47 PM
Hurd beats Newman and Jenkins like dead horses in camp. A lot of good it did him. :(

I'm actually pretty surprised at the amount of hype Dez has been getting these last few days. I fully expect him to be a super star one day, I just wasnt expecting such a media frenzy over him this early.

Well, I'm surprised your surprised lol.


Outside of the QB's, who was the biggest story leading up to the draft? Easily it was Dez. Add that with getting drafted by the Cowboys, and the Ireland situation, and well it's easy to see the outcome.


People are going to be following Dez like no other, he's going to get the good and bad hype. People talked about him being out of shape and throwing up, people talked about the good plays he's made, plus our DMN and Mosely coverage gets better each year in terms of how in depth it goes so I expected this.


He's a highly touted recruit, player, and WR is a position easy to track in shorts and t-shirt practices. The media is going to eat him up while he's here, good and bad will be overblown, they have just about done the same with Roy and he hasn't done **** to garner attention lol.

M.O.T.H.
05-03-2010, 04:15 PM
Meh...it's rookie camp. Sure I was expecting some media tail, but nothing like it has been. The hype machine is in full effect. I'm so glad, there is playoff basketball to keep me occupied, because I really dont want to hear about Bryant 20X a day on ESPN and other media outlets. I loves me some Dez, but this stuff always gets way too much play, when they find their target.

pocketaces
05-03-2010, 04:19 PM
Any info is good info when it involves football.:D

M.O.T.H.
05-03-2010, 04:24 PM
If you say so. haha. As much as I love T.O., having ESPN covering him every single day was freaking tiresome. Bryant has been a hot topic since the Ireland deal and it's only gotten stronger since camp started. Too much media saturation, annoys me. Again though, love the player they're talking about...I just dont care to hear about the same thing every single day. This is a big reason why a lot of fans hate the bigger market teams, because you hear wayyyyy too much about them, and it's all the same junk.

Trogdor
05-04-2010, 08:41 AM
If you say so. haha. As much as I love T.O., having ESPN covering him every single day was freaking tiresome. Bryant has been a hot topic since the Ireland deal and it's only gotten stronger since camp started. Too much media saturation, annoys me. Again though, love the player they're talking about...I just dont care to hear about the same thing every single day. This is a big reason why a lot of fans hate the bigger market teams, because you hear wayyyyy too much about them, and it's all the same junk.

At least it isn't another Brett Favre lovefest... I honestly hope he retires so the entire summer isn't backyard coverage of Brett riding a tractor. BREAKING NEWS: Brett just sneezed and it was yellow. Experts indicate this is a sure sign that Brett is hanging up the cleats.

LonghornsLegend
05-16-2010, 03:47 AM
Well I officially got to meet Dez 2nite :D Anyone familiar with the DFW area he was at the Skye bar with a few friends. It was kinda ironic because on the big screen they started to show some of his highlight reels, maybe because he had just came in, but I just stopped to watch some clips and happened to notice him a few feet in front of me striking a pose to watch the highlights lol, he was just having a good time looked like he was happy to still be in Dallas.


But I spoke and said "welcome to Dallas" and he was real cool about it, shook my hand and seemed like he was very humble.


Mike Jenkins was there also, they weren't together so I don't know if they came in at the same time or not, but he was right next to me at the bar later on buying a drink, and I kept thinking "is that Jenkins?" because alot of dudes here have the dreads and all, but he pulled out a drivers license that was a Florida id so I put 2 and 2 together.


Nice to see some of the stars out downtown enjoying themselves like grown men, nobody was really acting crazy and it was a really grown up, classy type of bar too. Just felt like sharing since this is the Dez appreciation thread, that it was pretty cool to meet him before Training Camp even starts.

LonghornsLegend
11-17-2010, 12:31 PM
IRVING, Texas - Just like there have been tons of reasons why this team struggled so badly in the first half of the season, there seem to be just as many to why they actually came together and won Sunday in the Meadowlands.

Was it the new coach?

The new schedule?

A renewed focus?

Better play-calling?

More intensity?

Better execution?

Or maybe it's just the way the NFL goes sometimes, when two teams are headed in opposite directions, and suddenly both come down to earth.

All are good theories, and in reality, all probably had something to do with the Cowboys winning their second game of the season.

But let me add one to the mix. How about Dez Bryant?

This team won the game Sunday because they had Bryant and the Giants didn't. Oh, they've got great players over there, but they don't have a stud receiver that scares an opponent to death like Bryant is starting to.

cont'd......
http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=5709A814-ACC4-79ED-50A62E3C20D9CD1B


I agree with some points, not all. I just hate jumping all over a guys nuts too soon, but what I've seen it seems like the sig quote I had who said Dez would be our best WR by seasons end doesn't seem so crazy now.



Bryant had his first 100-yard receiving game, catching three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.

"I feel like if you're a wideout, you should be able to make plays," Bryant said. "I felt like I'm just doing my job."

The Giants entered the game ranked first in total defense, including second against the pass. But the Cowboys passed for 327 yards, with six plays of more than 20 yards.

The first one came on the Cowboys' sixth play from scrimmage. Kitna threw the ball deep down the left sideline toward Bryant, who had beaten safety Antrel Rolle. Bryant stretched out to catch the ball and stumbled to the ground at the 13 after a 45-yard gain. It was the team's longest play from scrimmage since the Tennessee game Oct. 10, though Felix Jones later had a 71-yard touchdown off a screen pass and Bryant caught a 46-yard jump ball in the third quarter.

"When I let it go, I didn't think there was any chance he was getting it, but somehow he tracked it down," Kitna said of the 45-yard pass completion in the first quarter. "That's the kind of player he is. He's just one of those who is a different breed that way. There's times you throw him the ball that he's covered really, and you just kind of throw it out there, because he's going to make a play, and he consistently does it."

Bryant's other two catches, and even the one that wasn't, were spectacular. He also affected special teams as his big-play ability as a punt returner scared the Giants so much that punter Matt Dodge shanked two punts trying to kick it away from Bryant.

"He's amazing," receivers coach Ray Sherman said of Bryant. "I don't care if there are one or two guys on him, he's going to go up and try to make a play. I tell you, he's special. He's a special player. He brings a lot of energy, and he's very talented."

Bryant began the season behind on offense, having missed all but a week of training camp with a high-ankle sprain. He tweaked his right ankle twice during the season, which, for a few weeks, limited his practice time.

But Bryant is up to speed now, as he showed Sunday, which is why Williams might not be long for the job.


cont'd.....

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/11/14/2631018/dallas-cowboys-bryant-shows-off.html

D-Unit
11-17-2010, 12:54 PM
Well I officially got to meet Dez 2nite :D Anyone familiar with the DFW area he was at the Skye bar with a few friends. It was kinda ironic because on the big screen they started to show some of his highlight reels, maybe because he had just came in, but I just stopped to watch some clips and happened to notice him a few feet in front of me striking a pose to watch the highlights lol, he was just having a good time looked like he was happy to still be in Dallas.


But I spoke and said "welcome to Dallas" and he was real cool about it, shook my hand and seemed like he was very humble.


Mike Jenkins was there also, they weren't together so I don't know if they came in at the same time or not, but he was right next to me at the bar later on buying a drink, and I kept thinking "is that Jenkins?" because alot of dudes here have the dreads and all, but he pulled out a drivers license that was a Florida id so I put 2 and 2 together.


Nice to see some of the stars out downtown enjoying themselves like grown men, nobody was really acting crazy and it was a really grown up, classy type of bar too. Just felt like sharing since this is the Dez appreciation thread, that it was pretty cool to meet him before Training Camp even starts.
I didn't even see this before. It's always cool to meet/see stars. Speaking of Dallas... I remember when I went to see the Cowboys play, we stayed at the Wyndam Hotel and my wife and I took pictures with Mandy Moore in the lobby. Saw what's his face... that fat guy who sings "Hey now, you're an all-star, get you game on" song... they must have been having a concert at the time and were staying there.

TheFinisher
11-17-2010, 01:50 PM
enjoy :-D

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D-Unit
11-17-2010, 02:46 PM
enjoy :-D

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"That's amazing."

LonghornsLegend
11-17-2010, 02:53 PM
+rep for the video, that was sick. I can't wait to have one compiled for the entire rookie season. Also if I'm in charge I'm putting some of the sick catches he made that he didn't come down in bounds for. Hell it's just a highlight tape lol. I would have put the catch he landed out of bounds vs NY for, and I think it was the Houston game maybe where he had 2 big plays he barely missed by a few inches.

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11-17-2010, 06:59 PM
You gotta get the play on there where he broke like 5 tackles on a screen vs the giants. It was berserk!

E-Man
11-18-2010, 12:35 AM
It's looking like Dez is the front runner for OROY. Who else would really be his competition?

M.O.T.H.
11-18-2010, 02:49 AM
It's looking like Dez is the front runner for OROY. Who else would really be his competition?

Sam Bradford may quarterback his team to the playoffs and has very good numbers for a rookie QB.

That would be his main competition.

LonghornsLegend
11-18-2010, 09:35 AM
It's looking like Dez is the front runner for OROY. Who else would really be his competition?

I don't think Dez is even close to being the front runner. A rookie WR having a solid season is never gonna be the front runner to a rookie QB who has started the entire season, has his team in the division title and playoff hunt, has crap WR's, and has won more games then the Rams won in the past 2 years combined.


Dez has just barely eclipsed Mike Williams lately, but they are still close, it's just the return yardage that puts Dez in front now. Still Dez is hardly the front runner over Bradford, if things stay the same Bradford will still win.


A WR is not gonna beat out on a rookie QB doing what Bradford is doing unless he post pro bowl type of numbers.

Paul
11-18-2010, 09:39 AM
enjoy :-D

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Danmit, I need new pants now.

E-Man
11-18-2010, 10:30 AM
I know Bradford and Mike Williams are doing pretty well, but Dez is getting some big hype around him. Getting punt return TDs and receiving TDs could make him the glamorous pick. We'll see how things unfold as the last half of the season unfolds. I think his numbers will be good enough, and his circus catches will give him the nod. His hype is getting really high right now.

Brown Leader
11-18-2010, 10:44 AM
I keep coming back to what the Browns would be doing right now had they gone Dez over Haden. Hillis-Bryant would be as good a pair of playmakers in the league as any. And now with the emergence of our rook QB...ahhh I'm pretty sure Holmgren would have taken him but Mangini likely wanted no part of the "questionable" Dez Bryant.

vikes_28
11-18-2010, 11:04 AM
i'm lovin dez bryant. He does wonders for my flex position in fantasy. <33

LonghornsLegend
11-18-2010, 11:09 AM
I keep coming back to what the Browns would be doing right now had they gone Dez over Haden. Hillis-Bryant would be as good a pair of playmakers in the league as any. And now with the emergence of our rook QB...ahhh I'm pretty sure Holmgren would have taken him but Mangini likely wanted no part of the "questionable" Dez Bryant.

There were probably alot of teams who should have taken him, but your right he would be pretty perfect for what Colt needs right now. Dez was ready to step in and be the #1 WR right away for any team, no reason he should have fell as far as he did.


Some things didn't help him any, like forgetting his cleats, being out of shape from no football play, people didn't want to end up with a Mike Williams situation. It didn't take him long to get his legs back under him though, that was taken care of by Training Camp.


They'll be alot of teams in hindsight who probably should have taken him, but prior Cleveland, Buffalo, and San Diego made a ton of sense to me.

D-Unit
11-18-2010, 01:01 PM
I never even thought about which teams might regret not taking him.

Luckily we have a GM who knows what he wants and knows how to get it. When everyone complained that we needed to draft a LT, Jerry went out, got Dez and showed the world that Doug Free ain't the chump they thought he was.

E-Man
11-18-2010, 03:04 PM
Jerry was still haunted by the Randy Moss nightmare of so many years ago that he was going to push for Dez as hard as he could. I'm glad he did.

LonghornsLegend
11-18-2010, 03:16 PM
Dez is homegrown too, Jerry is always a sucker for Texas guys. But I think we always pursue the draft that way, we did with Mike Jenkins also. Can you guys just imagine Dez on someone like the Ravens? And we would be sitting around thinking "what if" and would still need another WR.


Thank goodness because I still don't know what to make of that last draft, which is why the upcoming one scares me. We need so many starters now, that trying to rely on getting 3-5 starters out of the draft is unrealistic.

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11-19-2010, 08:17 AM
Here is to hoping Dez becomes one of the all time greats. Should be one of the great dallas cowboys.

JustDezIT
01-19-2011, 05:15 PM
I can't find the words to describe my man love for this guy. It's borderline ****.

He'll break tons of records. Hopefully as a Boy'.

<3 <3

E-Man
01-19-2011, 06:32 PM
Since Dez has blown up the boards I guess I'll drop a bit of appreciation here. He's not great yet, but there is a really good chance that he will be next year. All he really needs is time and a QB that will get him the ball. I saw that Romo really wanted to click with him last year before getting hurt, so I'm not worried about that. Austin is probably really anxious to prove doubters wrong after his stats slipped without his guy throwing to him all year, so Dez will benefit from having other weapons to take the attention away from him.

He is in the best type of situation for a young receiver to be in, so I have tons of faith that he'll become the elite guy he flashed last year eventually. He just needs to stay healthy and focused.

TheFinisher
02-15-2011, 05:41 PM
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UTPATS
03-03-2011, 10:24 AM
I loved them talking about Dez during the WR drills at the combine. Makes he super excited to get him back connecting with Mr. Romo!

D-Unit
03-03-2011, 12:52 PM
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That is a freaking awesome share! Thanks!

HITR94
04-15-2011, 01:22 PM
I love how Dez is still getting grilled in the media for his getting kicked out of a mall, while stories of Packers getting caught with drugs, or Buc's players (and mothers) shooting at people have already fallen off the radar.

Regarding Dez himself, the guy will break Michael Irvins team records.

This will be because of his insane talent and passion, as well as him likely playing a much more pass heavy offense.

LonghornsLegend
12-03-2012, 02:44 PM
**** it. I know we've talked about it some but I just wanted to bump this to enjoy his run lately. My oh my how things have turned since the Bears game in October.



It's pretty amazing that through 9 weeks he had only scored a touchdown in 1 game to that point, but in the last 4 games he's gotten 6 TD's. That's pretty freakish. All the conditioning issues? He's shown up in numerous second halves and 4th quarters this year. He's also had over 80 yards 8 times this year, so he's been a consistent threat week to week.


This 4 week stretch is an example of how dominant he can truly be when he's honed in.

Right now there isn't a better player on the roster. The reformed knucklehead receiver -- or the guy who has at least done a lot of growing up recently -- is one of the biggest reasons the Cowboys have any hope of surviving this regular season.

The Dez discussion is no longer dominated by unfulfilled potential. It's all about his Pro Bowl-caliber production now.

Look what the dude has done while the Cowboys won three of the last four games. His sick numbers in that span: 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns.

The Cowboys, who have to win out to give themselves a really good chance of making the playoffs, desperately need Bryant to keep being that kind of beast. They're depending on consistent Dez dominance.

cont'd....

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8703120/dez-bryant-biggest-reasons-why-dallas-cowboys-playoff-hunt



Against the Eagles, Dez flashed both his speed and his brawn.

His 23-yard touchdown catch on the first possession of the second half sparked a Cowboys rally. Quarterback Tony Romo had to evade pressure before finding Bryant, who smartly drifted into an open area.

In the fourth quarter, on a third-and-two at the Cowboys' 22-yard line, Bryant beat press coverage for a 35-yard gain.

That set up Bryant for a go-ahead touchdown, a six-yarder that required him to use his 6-2, 220-pound frame to fight through a tackler to the end zone.

"Tony, he believes in me and I want that to increase more," Bryant said. "It's just all about being focused and not losing composure, and just doing what's right. If he calls his plays and I'm doing what I'm supposed to do, not doing anything different, that makes a difference."

Bryant also made a spectacular sideline grab, despite tight coverage in the first half. It was the only time Romo threw his way in the first half and it came with 2:06 left.

In the past, that kind of half might have frustrated Bryant, who has been known to be demonstrative on the sideline when passes are coming his way.

This time, there was no frustration.

"Not one bit," said Bryant. "I know when my number is called, hey, I'm going to do my job, just like everybody else. I knew it was going to come, and it did."

Earlier this season, it was an almost regular occurrence for Romo or receivers coach Jimmy Robinson to have stern conversations with Bryant after a miscommunication on a play. Against the Eagles, the TV cameras showed Robinson putting a congratulatory arm around Bryant.

"I understand now," Bryant said. "You've got to know what you're doing.


cont'd.....
http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/12/02/12/Bryant-making-all-his-noise-on-the-field/landing_cowboys.html?blockID=829833&feedID=9236

LonghornsLegend
12-24-2012, 01:44 PM
http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/06/35/44/1693985/3/628x471.jpg



ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dez Bryant didn't have a whole lot to say after the best statistical day of his career.


The Cowboys receiver took no satisfaction in catching nine passes for a career-best 224 yards and a pair of 58-yard touchdowns. Not after a 34-31 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints.

"I ain't got nothing," Bryant said as he walked briskly out of the locker room to an elevator Sunday. "I'm speechless, man."

The Saints simply couldn't stop Bryant in the first half, when he had five catches for 145 yards, matching his career high. He burned cornerback Patrick Robinson twice for big plays, beating him on a deep ball for his first touchdown and breaking two tackles after catching a slant for his second score.


There's a long list of impressive numbers produced by Bryant:

His 224 receiving yards against the Saints are the fourth most in franchise history.

He has touchdown catches in seven straight games, matching the club record held by Frank Clarke, Bob Hayes and Terrell Owens.

Bryant leads the NFL with 10 touchdown catches in the last seven games, producing 808 yards on 46 catches in that span.

Bryant has blown away his previous career highs with 1,311 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches this season, which rank seventh and tied for fifth in franchise history, respectively.


cont'd....

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8777510/dallas-cowboys-wr-dez-bryant-frustrated-career-day

Trogdor
12-24-2012, 02:29 PM
WITH a broken finger***.

TheFinisher
12-30-2012, 10:30 AM
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E-Man
01-11-2013, 07:09 PM
Dez was a beast this past season. Playing hurt as effective as he did was incredible, and I think the guy has a great future due to the fact that he seems like he loves to play. A ton of guys would have quit when their finger was broken, but Dez put it all out there.

TheFinisher
03-21-2013, 08:50 PM
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LonghornsLegend
03-21-2013, 09:22 PM
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You da man. I had been waiting for one of these, I found one months ago but they didn't have the full season. The way this started was classic lol, definately gonna watch this a ton.

TheFinisher
03-26-2013, 07:23 PM
Dez Bryant eyes 2,000-yard mark

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4ifsal7PwN.vDFLcYEDPMA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusfantasyexperts/Dez-Bryant-stiff-arming-on-his-way-to-the-end-zone-Getty.jpg

"That's still scratching the surface," Bryant said in a telephone interview with ESPNDallas.com. "It's only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody's seen anything. Nothing.

"I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That's just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen."

"It just makes you want it even more," Bryant said. "I'm so confident. I view myself as an up-and-coming leader. That's how I view myself.

"With that attitude, you have to feel like anything's possible. That's how I feel."


http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/9101138/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-says-nfl-first-2000-yard-wr

Trogdor
03-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Love it. The best part is that projecting out his last eight games across the full season it would of been the greatest in NFL history.

100 catches and 1758 yards. Insanity.

TheFinisher
03-26-2013, 08:03 PM
Love it. The best part is that projecting out his last eight games across the full season it would of been the greatest in NFL history.

100 catches and 1758 yards. Insanity.

The crazy thing, he really is just scratching the surface of his potential. I don't know about 2K yards, but if he stays focused and keeps that trust with Romo he's gonna have a monster year.

There are only a handful of players in the NFL that are capable of taking over a game, and Dez is one of them.

E-Man
03-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Dez Bryant eyes 2,000-yard mark

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4ifsal7PwN.vDFLcYEDPMA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusfantasyexperts/Dez-Bryant-stiff-arming-on-his-way-to-the-end-zone-Getty.jpg






http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/9101138/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-says-nfl-first-2000-yard-wr

This will be the thing to ***** about this season for Dez haters. Either people will say that he's too cocky for thinking that a 2,000 yard season is possible, or they'll say that he can't keep his own hype if he beasts but falls short at something like 1,600. lol

LonghornsLegend
03-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Best part about that is how he views himself as a leader on this team. He embraces that role. Witten, Romo, those guys took him under their wings and now that he's arrived he wants to be seen as one of those guys. Really impressive to hear him talk like that, not just solely focusing on stats but his impact as a vocal leader.


His full season numbers are that much better considering he didn't really get into a groove until mid way through.

LonghornsLegend
08-10-2013, 04:57 AM
OXNARD, Calif. There was a point this spring, as the Dallas Cowboys went through their voluntary offseason workouts, that Dez Bryant had an epiphany.

It came when younger receivers -- the rookies and second-year guys -- started seeking out Bryant for advice and asking questions about specific parts of the Cowboys offense. It felt good, Bryant said, not just to be asked, but to also know the answers.

"I view myself differently," Bryant told USA TODAY Sports. "I feel like I have to be on top of my game. I look at myself of a co-leader of this team, so I have to make sure my stuff is right, to make sure everybody else is right. I feel like the role that I'm playing you have to be mature and you have to be accountable, and you have to hold other guys accountable too."


Wait, did Bryant say he's a leader? On a team with a veteran franchise quarterback (Tony Romo), the reigning NFL Man of the Year (Jason Witten), and an All-Pro pass rusher (DeMarcus Ware)?

Believe it.

"He's the man," receiver Miles Austin said. "He's the man. Great teammate. Nothing but good things to say about him."


Now 24, and heading into his fourth season since he was drafted at No. 24 in 2010, Bryant is trying to act, and perform, like a veteran. He had a dozen touchdown passes last year, along with 1,382 receiving yards and 92 catches, and though he won't say his individual goals, he knows that the more productive he is, the better the Cowboys will be.

"I've got to keep doing the things I'm doing, keep working hard, and not letting anything distract me," Bryant said.

Bryant has tried to keep a low profile off the field here in Oxnard. He'll sign a few autographs for kids he spots wearing his jersey, but he spends his time after practice running extra routes or in the weight room. He's declined several interview requests, and jogged past a crowd of television cameras.

It has been a remarkably drama-free offseason and preseason for Bryant, a player who always seemed to create unwanted headlines earlier in his career, from his rookie training camp when he refused to a carry veteran receiver Roy Williams' shoulder pads off the field, to his arrest on a family violence charge just before training camp last season. Charges were never filed in that incident.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has noticed a greater sense of focus from Bryant. From where Jones watches practice in a makeshift suite in a tower above the Cowboys' practice field in Oxnard, he's seen Bryant give the Dallas defense fits.

"He's really getting into the team thing, and he's really making the most of his reps," Jones said. "He recognizes that he's being counted on, and he's out there practicing responsibly."


cont'd...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/cowboys/2013/08/08/receiver-dez-bryant-says-he-is-a-leader/2632257/

TheFinisher
06-19-2014, 08:30 AM
beast mode

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