At times this year, Dez Bryant has shown what a huge star he’s going to be in the NFL.
There have also been days like Thursday where he looks like the rookie he is.
Jon Kitna threw six passes Bryant’s way on Thanksgiving, and none of them were caught. At one point, Kitna yelled at Bryant for going the wrong way on a route. During another extended sequence, Bryant ranted about a penalty call against him for so long the Cowboys had to take him out the game.
On Dallas’ last offensive play of the game, Kitna and Bryant weren’t on the same page. Kitna took the blame there.
“They do some confusing things,” Kitna said. “There was one time where there was something he saw, and he saw it right and I was wrong. And on the third down unfortunately it cost us to have to get off the field.”
Bryant refused to talk to the media after the game. He only has eight yards over the last two weeks as teams have started to gameplan against him.
When the Cowboys drafted Bryant, they knew there would be some ups and downs. Thus far, we’ve been impressed with how competitive he is and how important football is to him. In the long run, the Cowboys could use more players like that.
“Dez is emotional, in a good way,” tight end Jason Witten said.