Watch out, Megatron, your record may not be safe. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is in some of the best shape of his career and is appearing to be more mature than ever this offseason, so it should come as no surprise that Bryant is shooting for a record performance.
Speaking with ESPNDallas.com, Bryant said he believes he can top Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving yards record of 1,964 by becoming the first NFL player to go over 2,000 receiving yards.
Not only will Bryant be aiming for a 2,000 yard season, he will be looking to find the end zone twenty times.
“It’s only going to get better, to be honest,” Bryant said, via ESPNDallas.com. “I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything. Nothing. I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That’s just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.
“I’m so confident. I view myself as an up-and-coming leader. That’s how I view myself. With that attitude, you have to feel like anything’s possible. That’s how I feel.”
Bryant had 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, so the 2,000 yard/20 touchdown goal may be a bit overly ambitious. However, one thing we have learned with the Dallas Cowboys is that anything is possible.
Does Bryant have a chance to set the NFL records if he stays out of trouble and can continue to be healthy? Let us hear if Bryant is reasonable or out of his mind with his goals. Sound off in the comments section and let’s hear your thoughts.