Monday, October 7, 2013
Dez Bryant dominates, but wins don't follow
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas – This is not exactly breaking news, but Dez Bryant is hot.
Bryant has a touchdown in four of the Dallas Cowboys’ first five games, and his two-touchdown effort in Sunday’s 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos was the eighth multi-TD game of his career.
Bryant finished with six catches for 141 yards, including a 79-yard grab that set up a fourth-quarter touchdown by Cole Beasley. Bryant has two 100-yard games on the season and eight for his career. He also now has 33 touchdowns in his career, surpassing Lance Rentzel for 10th in franchise history.
But there is a statistical oddity to Bryant’s multi-touchdown games: The Cowboys are 1-7 in them.
“It’s kind of like Romo having those big games,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, “but it shouldn’t surprise us that these guys can have individual big efforts with the talent.”