As the saying goes, curiosity killed the cat. For Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, curiosity is making that cat play a little prettier on the field.
Via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Bryant recently explained to reporters that he’s asking more questions in meetings, and that he believes it’s helping him become a better player.
“I’m playing free,” Bryant said. “I feel like I’ve put a little bit extra time [in] to feel free and be more comfortable in the offense and asking questions instead of keeping my mouth closed. I felt like that’s helped me out a lot.”
In the past three games, Bryant has nine receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown. Though that’s not exactly the level the Cowboys envisioned when making him a first-round pick in 2010, it’s giving him a shot at his first 1,000-yard season.
Which could give him a shot at sticking around over the long haul in Dallas.
The better news for Bryant and the Cowboys is that the willingness to ask questions is a sign of maturity. If Bryant otherwise is maturing, he could be getting closer to finally fulfilling his unlimited potential.