Since Dez Bryant joined the Cowboys, the question has always been one about whether or not his obvious athletic gifts would be able to overcome lapses in concentration and judgment on and off the field often enough for him to fulfill his potential.
The last four games have provided a sign that things are falling into place for Bryant. Bryant has 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns in those games, three of which have been wins that have allowed the Cowboys to keep playoff hope alive.
Bryant was dominant again on Sunday night, catching six passes for 98 yards and scoring twice in the second half to enable to Cowboys to come from behind for a 38-33 win against the Eagles. If the Cowboys are going to wind up finding a way into the postseason, it will likely come with major help from Bryant. Good thing he’s just getting warmed up.
“Tony believes in me. I want that to increase. It’s all about not losing composure and being focused and just doing what’s right. I feel like just me staying on top of my game makes a big difference,” Bryant said, via the Dallas Morning News. “When your number is called you do your job. I knew it was going to come, and it did. I’m very confident. I’m just getting started.”
Bryant has already set new career bests in catches and receiving yards. He’s a touchdown away from tying his best in that metric and will easily set a new mark if he continues on anything close to his recent pace. That might not be enough to get the Cowboys in the playoffs, but the questions about Bryant could be changing as a result of his production this year.