Monday, December 24, 2012
Dez Bryant's performance is off the charts
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- Dez Bryant has scored a touchdown the last seven games and is just becoming a difficult man to cover these days.
The Cowboys wide receiver had nine catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints. Bryant has produced five games with over 100 yards and nine games with at least 70 receiving yards.
Bryant's 224 yard performance was the fifth best performance by a wide receiver this season. Houston's Andre Johnson had a seasons best 273 yard effort against Jacksonville on Nov. 18.
"He’s playing pretty well," coach Jason Garrett said of Bryant. "There’s no question about that. He’s done an amazing job with that finger. It doesn’t seem to faze him in any way shape or form. He made a couple of really big plays in the ballgame early for us, running the 9 route, making the play over his head and then catching a slant and breaking a couple of tackles to score. Not only did he make those plays, but he made a number of other plays in the game. I think he’s grown. I think he’s playing with a great deal of confidence. He and (Tony Romo) have a really, really good relationship. They’re seeing the field the same way. He’s been good. There’s no question about that."