Dez Bryant calls himself “somewhat of a leader”

Reuters

There’s been much discussion in Dallas this offseason about whether the Cowboys are lacking in leadership. Dez Bryant says he’s one of the players providing leadership.

Bryant said he’s working hard in the offseason program both for himself and because he thinks the Cowboys’ younger receivers need to see from him how to conduct themselves as professionals.

“I just feel like I’m stepping up, doing my job, being accountable, making sure that I’m doing the right things so the people that are under me can do the right things,” Bryant said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “So you can say, somewhat of a leader.”

According to Bryant, his own leadership comes more from actions than from words.

“I feel like I’m leading by doing my work, playing hard, trying to take very rep, doing every rep at full speed, 100 percent of the time,” he said. “I feel like by me doing that, the younger guys are seeing it.”