Even through his off-field troubles, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was productive on the field this preseason.
That’s largely gone away, as he has just seven catches for 102 yards and no scores through two games. Yesterday was especially shaky, as he had two drops and muffed a punt in the loss at Seattle.
“Not a setback at all,” Bryant said , via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “I’m just going in and learning from the mistakes and going on to the next game.”
Bryant’s had a hard time getting open, in part because of the different coverages he’s seeing this year. It shows in his ability to make plays downfield, as he has just one catch of more than 20 yards, after having 17 last year.
Quarterback Tony Romo spread the ball around to seven different receivers, but Bryant wasn’t able to make the expected impact.
“You can say that there was frustration,” Bryant said. “It’s all about, really today, it was all about getting over it and seeing if we can move on from it. But it was tough times in this game and we’ve just got to put it behind us and move forward.”
It’s early, and he started slowly last year.
But after a few weeks of relative calm, he’s not doing nearly what they expected.