Cowboys receivers coach Sanjay Lal on Dez Bryant: Together we can go good places

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If three’s a crowd, then the Cowboys are extra crowded in their wide receiver room.

They added wide receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson this offseason. They still have Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Ryan Switzer and Noah Brown, among others, at the position. The Cowboys also might draft a receiver.

So where does that leave Bryant, who is scheduled to make $12.5 million in salary and has a $16.5 million cap hit? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys would meet with Bryant soon.

New receivers coach Sanjay Lal has exchanged text messages with Bryant and hopes to work with the star receiver this season.

“My impressions are he’s a competitive guy,” Lal said. “Obviously he’s not happy with what happened last year in terms of his game. I’m excited to work with him and help him as much as I can.

“I think together we can go good places.”

Lal also is excited by the additions of Thompson, who he worked with in Buffalo in 2014, and Hurns, who Lal met in the recruitment process. Lal’s recommendations convinced the Cowboys to sign both receivers.

“[Thompson] is a speed guy that can run routes and block,” Lal said. “Then Allen, that’s the first time I met him, but the film sessions I had with him were off-the-charts. He’s extremely bright, knows football, hungry, so that’s what we’re trying to build in that receiver room.”

11 responses to “Cowboys receivers coach Sanjay Lal on Dez Bryant: Together we can go good places

  1. They seriously should have signed a backup QB. If Prescott struggles again, what is their answer? They had a very solid WR core this season. Look what McNabb did all those years with MUCH less.

  2. High end Wide Receivers late in their careers are similar to Running Backs late in their careers. More than 50% that change teams around 30 lose their production within a couple years (tops). You name a Receiver over 30 that continues high production right after a team change, and I could give you one that didn’t. Andre Johnson comes to mind right off the bat (older), but Dez still has a few years left. He needs to be in the Cowboys short term future to win now. If Dez dosen’t win a ring in the next 3 years, he most likely never will as a useful cog.

  3. winningisabrees says:

    yeah like have the #1 seed and be one n done at home……
    Seems like so long ago now. MAN did they blow that oppurtunity
    ya just the Saints against the Vikings in last years playoffs, Man did they blow it at the end of the game when their defense wet the bed espcially that text book ole by their cornerback.

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