Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is working hard this offseason to get in peak shape while the team looks to take it to the next level with their $100 million quarterback.While Bryant was speaking of his motivation for the upcoming season, he admitted that the hate directed at the Cowboys from fans around the nation is a motivating factor for him as he prepares for the 2013 league year.
“I feel like the greatest thing about being on the Cowboys [is] people love to hate the Cowboys,” Bryant said on ESPN Radio in El Paso, via the Dallas Morning News.
“That makes you work 10 times harder. They put the big target on us or whatever, and speaking for myself, it doesn’t bother me. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bother a lot of guys. They like that kind of pressure. It makes us want to work hard and makes you want to do what you want to do to get to that big game.”
Bryant feels that he is prepared enough to become the first person in NFL history to reach 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. It’s a lofty goal, but Bryant’s work off the field is giving him enough confidence to make the wild claims.
“The reason I’m so confident going into this year – and just working out in the weight room or whatever – is because of those guys. I give them all the credit,” Bryant said.
We’ll have to see just how much Bryant’s work in the weight room and the motivation from the haters helps push the Cowboys this season.