Dallas receiver Dez Bryant says he’s working hard this offseason motivated, in part, by all the fans across America who hate the Cowboys.
“I feel like the greatest thing about being on the Cowboys [is] people love to hate the Cowboys,” Bryant said on ESPN Radio in El Paso, via the Dallas Morning News. “That makes you work 10 times harder. They put the big target on us or whatever, and speaking for myself, it doesn’t bother me. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bother a lot of guys. They like that kind of pressure. It makes us want to work hard and makes you want to do what you want to do to get to that big game.”
Bryant has expressed a great deal of confidence this offseason, even predicting he could become the first player in NFL history to have 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Bryant says his teammates are the ones encouraging his confidence.
“The reason I’m so confident going into this year – and just working out in the weight room or whatever – is because of those guys. I give them all the credit,” Bryant said.
If they’re motivating Bryant through tough offseason workouts, those Cowboys haters deserve a little credit, too.