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Dez Bryant mentoring Cowboys rookie receiver Ryan Switzer

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Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer has a veteran mentor in Dez Bryant.

Switzer says Bryant has made a point of taking him under his wing and showing him how to be a professional receiver.

“Dez has been like a big brother to me so far,” Switzer told the Dallas Morning News.

Switzer said Bryant has shown a passion for the game at Organized Team Activities.

“Dez loves football,” Switzer said. “It’s really easy to see that. He has been someone I’ve gravitated to on the field because of the energy he brings and his love for the game. So I hope it continues to grow.”

Switzer is lucky to have landed in a place where he’ll have a good teacher.

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37 Responses to “Dez Bryant mentoring Cowboys rookie receiver Ryan Switzer”
  1. rodgerstonelson says: Jun 8, 2017 7:19 AM

    Wow…Dez is a professional?

  2. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 8, 2017 7:32 AM

    Hopefully Dez teaches him ball security on punt returns.

  3. wrongnessmaximus says: Jun 8, 2017 7:32 AM

    I surely hope the scope of his “mentoring” is on-field only. Mom beating aside, isn’t this the guy that Jones had to hire people to follow to keep out of trouble and he got in a ruckus with those guys? So everyone will jump to the bandwagon that BECAUSE of his issues, he is the perfect one to “mentor” the rook. Yea, right.

  4. sportoficionado says: Jun 8, 2017 7:33 AM

    Switzer has come in and immediately made a very good impression not only with the other rookies during their mini camp but also with the coaching staff and veterans. He’s taken all the first team snaps with Beasley sidelined. Dez is doing what every leader should do and get Ryan ready to play and help the Cowboys win games.

  5. tiller21 says: Jun 8, 2017 7:35 AM

    How can anyone possibly think this is a good idea!?

  6. definitemaybe55 says: Jun 8, 2017 7:49 AM

    Dez could help advise him about how to handle his mother and his other relatives.

  7. johnd13 says: Jun 8, 2017 7:50 AM

    Is he also teaching him how to pout and punch holes in walls?

  8. dg0122 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:02 AM

    A shining example of stability and integrity…what could possibly go wrong???

  9. aaronj2582 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:17 AM

    Disclaimer: I am a Cowboys fan; however, I hate most Cowboys fans due to the fact that most know nothing about football and celebrate the smallest things like they’re the Super Bowl.

    With that being said, I am really proud/happy about the person he has become. I was worried about some of the things that happened at the beginning of his career. He has really stepped up and matured. He seems to be getting it as a father, person, teammate, and player.

    I do realize that something crazy will probably happen in the next day or two to completely contradict this post.

  10. mickmars says: Jun 8, 2017 8:21 AM

    Now what could possibly go wrong with this scenario?

  11. wfederal says: Jun 8, 2017 8:21 AM

    Switzer is the next Edelman. I hope Dez doesn’t ruin him…

  12. teddysewerwater says: Jun 8, 2017 8:28 AM

    I feel for this kid’s future

  13. getsome636 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:30 AM

    Only on the Cowboys, LMAO.

  14. willyalistentothis says: Jun 8, 2017 8:30 AM

    Dez Bryant and a Switzer…..what can go wrong?

  15. streetyson says: Jun 8, 2017 8:32 AM

    Only in Dallas could Dez be seen as a mentor – and Zeke promises to show the new guys how to keep abreast of social etiquette.

  16. OldManWillow says: Jun 8, 2017 8:40 AM

    Laughable

  17. tylawspick6 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:51 AM

    LOL!!!

    It should be the other way around.

  18. ricko1112 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:54 AM

    Mentor? Dez still has to have a babysitter go with him everywhere to keep him out of trouble!

  19. blah773 says: Jun 8, 2017 8:59 AM

    leader. ask him about the time roy williams wanted him to carry his helmet off the practice field… (so you don’t have to carry his).

  20. dcpatfan says: Jun 8, 2017 9:00 AM

    #altrightpurgeday….
    I Love It!!

  21. beltwaytd says: Jun 8, 2017 9:05 AM

    Is he teaching him how to let a over the hill Deangelo Hall still get under his skin?

  22. flankerright says: Jun 8, 2017 9:16 AM

    This is comical, someone named Dez, teaching lol…

  23. gauchosporlife says: Jun 8, 2017 9:17 AM

    Dez caught it.

  24. macjacmccoy says: Jun 8, 2017 9:28 AM

    Next theyll have Michael Irvin teaching barbershop etiquette and safety with scissors with an introduction into how to treat women after there drunk.

  25. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 8, 2017 9:54 AM

    Dez is really just using him as his fall guy.

  26. nyneal says: Jun 8, 2017 10:16 AM

    Gee, and all this time I thought Michael Irvin trained all the Cowboys wide receivers! Oh, that’s right! Irvin only takes credit for working with the good ones.

    Michael Irvin mentored Jerruh Jones and Zeke Elliott on how to treat women, too.

  27. genericcommenter says: Jun 8, 2017 10:47 AM

    If the guy with the lip tattoo looked a little more like Dez, he would never hear the end of it.

  28. jackedupboonie says: Jun 8, 2017 11:38 AM

    By Sept Switzer will be Bryant’s mentor.

  29. bigmikeskinsfan says: Jun 8, 2017 12:09 PM

    “mom beating aside” hahahahahahaha…that might be the best line in all of this!

  30. Underdawgs says: Jun 8, 2017 12:33 PM

    Awwwww… the time of year when everything is sunshine and rainbows. Everyone and everything is stupendous.

  31. jdzboyz says: Jun 8, 2017 1:06 PM

    Look at all these people offering their negative commentary. Bryant came into this league with the deck stacked against him. Outside of his athleticism there weren’t many bright spots in his life. A major factor was his poor upbringing. He has defied the odds and has consistently continued to mature year to year. Now he’s trying to mentor younger players and people are criticizing that? Ridiculous. Great job, Dez. Keep doing what’s right!!

  32. sychosam28 says: Jun 8, 2017 1:07 PM

    He just needs to shut up, play and stop the drama!

  33. aj66shanghai says: Jun 8, 2017 1:35 PM

    Shoddy reporting. I don’t want to look up how the Cowboys acquired him. Was he a top pick? UFA? You can see how that context could change the import of the story. If he’s a top pick, big deal, he probably doesn’t need Dez’s help to become successful. If he’s some nobody, then that makes the story much more interesting in that he might not even make the team but for Dez’s mentoring.

    Do your job better, yours is the only sports site i can stand anymore.

  34. ezpkns34 says: Jun 8, 2017 1:38 PM

    Still shocked the Pats didn’t draft him

  35. finsguy says: Jun 8, 2017 2:02 PM

    What does this have to do with nobody wanting to sign Collin Kaepernick?

  36. smalltownqb says: Jun 8, 2017 2:49 PM

    Switz is a good kid Dallas really did well with that pick

  37. donbat67 says: Jun 8, 2017 3:54 PM

    This sounds like a brilliant idea .

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