A Baptism By Fire

I’m not gonna exert 500 words into a post about that ridiculous $55,000 dollar dinner the Cowboys hung on Dez Bryant the other night. With the economy still sagging and millions of families struggling, that’s the last thing anybody wants to hear about right now.

Instead, I do want to keep the spotlight on Dez, but I’d rather talk about what a great start he is off to in his NFL career.

Despite the occasional rookie mistake, Dez Bryant now has at least 50 receiving yards in each of the Cowboys’ first three games.

Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett calls it a significant accomplishment, but cautions that he still has a lot of work to do.

“He’s got a lot of steps to take. He’s transitioned well for a guy who missed most of training camp. To be able to perform as well as he has been very impressive.”

I agree with Garrett, and I look forward to watching Dez Bryant blossom into a future playmaker for the Cowboys and one of the NFL’s brightest stars.

Bryant has nerves of steel, thrives under pressure, and had oftentimes flashed his game-breaking speed and elusive moves.

“He’s not bothered by game situations,” Garrett said. “He embraces them. He loves to play, and he can make plays. We’ve tried to give him an opportunity to do that, and he has stepped up and responded.”

That’s the kind of story and the kind of quotes I would rather read regarding Dez Bryant… But that’s just me.

0 replies
  1. John
    John says:

    Well, as ridiculous as that $55,000 dinner bill may seem, it doesn’t take a dime out anyone’s pocket except Mr. Bryant’s. Therefore, the economy is no worse off now than it was before the team went out for dinner. What difference does it really make to any of us who paid for it? If JJ paid for it himself would there be the same amount of outrage? The fact that the economy is agging isn’t even relavent. My 401K hasn’t been affected by that team outing, so it’s fine by me and it should be fine with everyone else.

    • Joe D.
      Joe D. says:

      You miss the point. Why not spend $55,000 bucks for sending 50 less fortunate children to see a football game for the first time in their lives? Or donate it to help build that new childrens hospital in Fort Worth?

  2. Raina
    Raina says:

    I agree with you Joe. I am sure Dez would rather be reading about his talent on the field than what he spends his money on. Dez loves the game and he gives 110% every play. I look forward to watching him improve every game.


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