Dez Bryant: More Giants should be like Odell Beckham Jr.

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A pair of receivers from bitter rivals have found a common bond — apart from the fact that they share a birthday.

Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant defended Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Saturday at the NFC’s Pro Bowl practice, and Bryant found a way to do it that also amounted to a shot at Beckham’s team.

“Whenever something doesn’t go right, as far as a team loss, y’all don’t like his actions, and all it is, is just him wanting to win the game,” Bryant said, via Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. “If more people were like that on his team, maybe they would do something special.”

Bryant added that Beckham’s periodic outbursts arising from on-field adversity reveal the “heart of a champion.”

“He’s a talent that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to understand,” Bryant said. “You want to criticize him. You want to talk about him because you just don’t understand him — his whole mindset, the way he goes about his game. He’s a hell of a football player. He’s a great football player.”

Both Bryant and Beckham are great football players. And both want to win badly. If every team had more guys like that, the sport would be even more special than it is.

39 responses to “Dez Bryant: More Giants should be like Odell Beckham Jr.

  1. They were saying many of the same things about Dez early in his career. Hopefully Beckham can mature like Bryant because he is fun to watch when hes focused. Coming from a Dallas fan.

  2. 1. You team, Dez, lasted one more week than the Giants did in the playoffs. Your team is now a spectator as well.

    2. In two games against the Giants this past season, you caught a total of 2 balls. TWO! Now that’s special.

    3. The Giants, even with all of their problems on offense, managed to beat your team twice.

    4. It’s been 20 years since your special Cowboys won a SB.

    5. Keep your mouth shut until the Cowboys actually do something special, instead of feeling yourself over the press clippings.

    Giant’s fan, OUT!

  3. Loud mouthed, whiny, narcissistic, egotistical, “look at me” attitude. No. No team needs more than one personality like that.

  4. I was just eating pizza and reading this and Ialmost choked on said pizza. All jokes aside it’s okay to want to win the game badly and show emotions, but having regular emotional outbursts creates a distraction which certainly doesn’t help.

  5. Don’t be like Terrell Owens. Don’t make millions and end up broke. Somehow I get the feeling that the story of these two guys isn’t necessarily going to have a happy and prosperous ending.

  6. You guys gossip about your betters like a pack of maligning tweens at their first slumber party. Wait, maybe that’s who’s posting this disparaging drivel. Starting to make some sense around here after all.

  7. There’s a difference between making a pro bowl and making a super Bowl…….See how Julio handles himself, do what he does.

  8. thinking a team would improve by adding additional headcases like bryand and beckham is confusing talent with team.

    adding more players like julio jones, equally talented but not a me first guy who just plays the right way would make both the team and the game better. adding more of the other two only makes the espn sideline episodes better.

  9. Remember when Dez said he was a better receiver then MEGATRON? Megratron then went out and beat the cowboys for over 330 some yards. Guess what megtraton said after the game, not a damn thing. Imagine if Dez or Odell had a game like that. We would be hearing about it from them hourly.

  10. The Cowboys are not winning anything with Dez..and you can throw Ginger Garrett in their too!

  11. Yeah, I’d take advice from a guy who is so immature his team had to baby sit him for years.

  12. traevin says:
    Jan 28, 2017 10:03 PM
    You guys gossip about your betters like a pack of maligning tweens at their first slumber party. Wait, maybe that’s who’s posting this disparaging drivel. Starting to make some sense around here after all.
    ________________________________________

    Congratulations!
    You just won an honorary membership to the John Harbaugh Crybaby Club. Your lapel pin and membership card will arrive in the mail shortly. Remember, if you don’t submit your yearly quota of salty tears upon losing, your membership will not be renewed.

    People are just pointing out what is patently obvious. Don’t try to bring alternative facts into this.

  13. “Both Bryant and Beckham are great football players. And both want to win badly. If every team had more guys like that, the sport would be even more special than it is.”

    Florio, I never thought I’d read anything I totally agreed on, that you wrote! I so agree with this 🙂
    For all the “negative Nellies” posting, do tell me…when is the last time you took 100’s of needy families to Walmart to purchase their Christmas for them? When did you donate a lot of food to your local animal shelter? Ummm, Dez just did that!! It sure seems you like to bash, when you have no clue about a player…..

  14. What a pack of whinny losers y’all are. If any of you ever REALLY competed for anything you might – might – just understand the “want to win” mentality.

  15. I understand the want to win factor. I also understand the not hurting your team by being stupid factor which ODB is really good at. No doubt he’s an exceptional talent but dude needs to grow up

  16. Ya but eli only won his championships because of his defensive lines that savaged brady. He didmt score many points on a terrible patriot defense

  17. Bocadiver1-
    Don’t worry, most of these posters are armchair QBs that have never even played the sport, let alone when there weren’t rules to basically put a dress on a QB. It amazes me to see all the negativity on this site when we are supposed to be discussing football rationally with other fans. Apparently not all are mature enough to do so!

  18. A desire to win is paramount, throughout an organization. Being able to maintain composure may be even more important. Too much of the former without the requisite amount of the later and you’ll have more time for your hobbies.

  19. The record is long and clear: Lots of great NFL competitors have fought to win…and won…
    without acting like a 5 year-old.

  20. Well let’s see…

    Never been in trouble with the law, hasn’t killed a guy, beat his wife/girlfriend, punched a kid, caught driven drunk, suspended for drugs or PEDs…

    Every team could use more guys like Odell. People focus on a few “incidents”, but tell me, what has he done that is so very bad?

    He was flagged 6 times last season resulting in 5 total penalties (1 was offsetting). That includes false start and illegal shift, lest you think they are all unsportsmanlike penalties. Over 100 players had 6 or more accepted flags, so as far as “hurting the team”, plenty of players do worse (see Flowers, E. on NYG, with his 13 penalties, tied for second most in the NFL, now THERE is someone actually hurting the team. Josh Norman was the NFL penalty king, though. 19 flags, 5 declined, so 14 accepted penalties, for reference).

    Talent, drive to compete, no off the field problems, seems to me that every team could use more players like that.

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