Dez Bryant fine being doubled in Dallas wins even if it limits his numbers

Reuters

After the Dolphins beat the Browns on Sunday, wide receiver Mike Wallace didn’t have anything to say to reporters other than instructions to go talk to the coaches about a game plan that resulted in one catch for Wallace in his Dolphins debut.

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a similarly low output in relation to expectations on Sunday night, catching four passes for 22 yards after a 2012 campaign and 2013 preseason that hinted at much bigger numbers. The Giants saw those hints and doubled Bryant all night long, opening up space for Miles Austin and Jason Witten to catch 18 passes for 142 yards on the way to a 36-31 victory.

It’s not the game Bryant would want for himself, but it is exactly the result the team is looking for and Bryant said after the game that he’s fine being the object of the defense’s respect when it opens things up for his teammates.

“If teams want to continue to keep doing that, we’ll continue to keep doing what we’re doing,” Bryant said, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “I honestly feel like it’s respect. You’re respecting me, so therefore, it’s always good to see somebody else shine. When it opens up for me, I’m going to do what I love to do, and that’s make plays.”

Bryant hasn’t always been so sanguine about being relatively uninvolved in the passing attack, but experience has likely taught him that big games for Witten and Austin in Week One are likely to lead to big games for Bryant down the road as defenses try to stop an offense with plenty of options for Tony Romo to use in the passing game.

33 responses to “Dez Bryant fine being doubled in Dallas wins even if it limits his numbers

  1. Snore. The Cowboys beat the worst football team in NY. Big deal. With 6 turnovers, still suffered to beat the mediocre Football Giants. The class of this division and conference is clearly the Washington Redskins. Nobody ever dare say Eli is even half the QB RGIII is. Romo is a big joke also. Of course Jerrah gave him a 100 million dollars. That’s what inept franchises do! Thank Goodness we have sensible football guys in DC with Snyder, Allen and Shanahan. See you all in the playoffs with Home field advantage in FedEx Field. #BurgundyandGoldSTANDARD

  2. Rob Ryan’s defense would have lost this game. Some blown assignments in the secondary but not bad for the first game of a brand new D. Very aggressive.

  3. That was Williams that ran the wrong route not Dez. Please get your fact straights before you let the world know your how badly you are lacking in football knowledge.

  4. @sowcrates that was Terrance Williams the rookie who ran the wrong route on the interception. Now that’s your mistake, can’t have that happen again.

  5. sowcrates says: Sep 9, 2013 10:01 AM

    Yeah, but he still ran the wrong route on an interception that took the ball from the Giants’ redzone to Dallas’. Can’t have that happen again
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    No, sir! That was Terrance Williams that ran the wrong route. Hence, the reason Romo was talking to him on the sideline after the interception. Dez is going to rip it up this year!

  6. Yeah, but he still ran the wrong route on an interception that took the ball from the Giants’ redzone to Dallas’. Can’t have that happen again

    Except that was rookie Terrance Williams not Dez. Good job Einstein.

  7. 6 turnovers, and Dallas won by less than 7.
    When will Dallas admit that Romo is, and has been, a bust?
    Romo will be remembered as the luckiest QB in NFL history, just because, after all of his failures, he is still in the NFL.
    The so-called experts can continue to rant, and rave, about how impressive Romo is, but football fans have known the truth for quite some time.
    What is it? 9 complete years, and 1 playoff win.
    Redskins, Eagle, and Giants, fans are the only football fans glad Romo is still playing.

  8. sowcrates says:Sep 9, 2013 10:01 AM

    Yeah, but he still ran the wrong route on an interception that took the ball from the Giants’ redzone to Dallas’. Can’t have that happen again
    /

    Um no. That pass was intended for the rookie Terrence Williams. Not Dez’s fault at all.

  9. @20bust11

    Please explain what Romo did wrong last night to be considered a “bust”..

    And furthermore, how can an UDFA be a “bust”. I think your a Giants fan whose panties are in a wad because Romo kicked your butt last night and Eli choked..

    Romo was nearly perfect last night minus an interception because a ROOKIE who on his first NFL play ran a wrong route, he was supposed to of run a slant.

    GASP..

  10. @logicalvoice

    At least our “inept” owner didn’t give 100 million to Albert Haynesworth
    =================

    Heyo!

  11. Glad to see this kind of attitude from Dez. Even if he isn’t sincere, at least he’s smart enough to say the right things so as not to be a distraction.

    Let’s hope that the Cowboys continue getting turnovers and the offense gets into a rhythm so that when the D gets a turnover, they turn them into touchdowns.

  12. “6 turnovers, and Dallas won by less than 7.
    When will Dallas admit that Romo is, and has been, a bust?
    Romo will be remembered as the luckiest QB in NFL history, just because, after all of his failures, he is still in the NFL.
    The so-called experts can continue to rant, and rave, about how impressive Romo is, but football fans have known the truth for quite some time.
    What is it? 9 complete years, and 1 playoff win.
    Redskins, Eagle, and Giants, fans are the only football fans glad Romo is still playing.”

    This entire statement just proves how ignorant you are! So you are a football fan who knows all but you cant even get the number of years Romo has started right? He took over starting full time in 2007 and missed most of the 2010 season. He’s started somewhere between 5 and 6 nfl seasons, not “9” you smart football fan. You obviously dont watch the cowboys because if you did you would realize Romo is far more often than not the only reason Dallas has a chance to win. With some defensive help and an improved O line he will have the tools to make a deep playoff run. Eli Manning can throw 3 ints and people brush it off. Romo plays through injury and gets critisized? Amazing how much people hate the guy just because he plays for Dallas

  13. Got a side view of the jersey during the play, confused “83” for “88.” Once the Giants decided to throw a circus rather than play a football game, I put it on mute and paid half attention to it.

    I can’t be redeemed by this crowd for that mistake, but I can make it worse! NFC East games are always so overhyped that maybe I try to over-compensate by tuning out media coverage of it.

  14. Love the first comment. Jest actually win a game because of one dumb player and the Giants try their best to lose and barely pull it off. When one team ends up 8-8 and the other 5-11…then the jets tears will start rolling.

  15. Report comment
    sowcrates says:
    Sep 9, 2013 10:01 AM
    Yeah, but he still ran the wrong route on an interception that took the ball from the Giants’ redzone to Dallas’. Can’t have that happen again

    Maybe you should have watched the game. That was Williams not Bryant stuck to fantasy football geek and leave the real talk to real fans

  16. @logicalvoicesays
    Maybe you should think about changing your name because that’s the last thing you are doing. You call having “sensible football guys” giving a seven year, $100 million contract to someone that played less than two season and is close to the top of the list for worse free agent signings?? Granted RGIII is a talented QB and it sucked how his year ended, but before you label him the messiah, have him win a few Super Bowls and earn a few MVP’s.

  17. I am a big Dallas fan and a fan of Bryant as a wide reciever…but he had a tantrum on the sidelines with a gatorade table…he is moving in the right direction but maturity needs to keep growing.

    Not sure he will ever have the Class of a Fitzgerald…but I can dream. 🙂

    turnovers in 2012 = 14
    turnovers in 2013 = 6

    I will take that as growth. Looking forward to KC this week.

    Also…does anyone else with Chris Collinsworth just stop talking? Get the players’ name correct and stick to what you say….one second a player is horrible…then they make a good play or two and he is singing their praise.

    #beauthentic

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