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Dez Bryant takes responsibility for punt return mistake

Dez Bryant,Sherrod Martin AP

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant admits he made a bad decision returning a punt that he should have let go in Carolina.

Late in the third quarter, when a Panthers punt went deep into Cowboys territory, Bryant reached back to catch the ball and didn’t secure it, nearly fumbling on his return before eventually being tackled for a three-yard loss at the 12-yard line. Bryant acknowledged afterward that he should have just let it go, and it might have rolled into the end zone.

“It was a bad decision,” Bryant said. “That was a bad decision on me. I should have let that one go in the end zone. I told coach I didn’t know where I was at on the field. It was a bad play. I felt like all you can do from that is just learn from it and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Bryant was ineffective Sunday, with just two catches for 14 yards, but he said afterward that the groin injury that had him questionable on the injury report wasn’t affecting him. It was just a bad game on offense, and a bad decision on the punt return.

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8 Responses to “Dez Bryant takes responsibility for punt return mistake”
  1. cowboysspurs88 says: Oct 24, 2012 8:26 AM

    Cue the unfunny “It was a bad decision to hit your mother” jokes.

  2. alewatcher says: Oct 24, 2012 9:22 AM

    Dez has a history of making bad decisions, both on and off the field. Not a lot going on upstairs, apparently.

  3. skinshail says: Oct 24, 2012 9:23 AM

    All I have to say is RG3 will be coming to kick your teams a&@ soon

  4. footballhistorian says: Oct 24, 2012 9:37 AM

    This guy has stupid down to a science…

  5. edavidberg says: Oct 24, 2012 9:44 AM

    Let’s stop nit picking with this guy. He’s not good enough to get all this press. Talent wise he’s no T.O. or Randy Moss so why does the press treat him as such?

  6. paintballx3dotcom says: Oct 24, 2012 10:17 AM

    Redskins still suck….

  7. bleed4philly says: Oct 24, 2012 1:56 PM

    Trying taking responsibility for more important things, like paying for stuff.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 26, 2012 10:12 PM

    For the life of me I can’t figure out why Dez is being made to return punts. Not worth the risk and he is doing good to learn the offense. Don’t like it. Bad idea.

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