When Dez Bryant entered the 2010 NFL draft he was coming off a college season he barely played after a NCAA suspension. As he slipped in the draft, the Cowboys moved up to grab him in the second half of the first round. After a slow start to his career, he had a break out season last year with 92 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.
And the Cowboys feel like he has had the most impressive offseason of anyone in the organization.
“Anytime you draft any kind of player it’s risky,” coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “You’ve never seen the guy play in the National Football League. We felt great about Dez and certainly as a player and had really good sources who told us the kind of young man he is. We just felt like we had resources in our organization to help him grow as a person and grow as a player.
“His timetable, I think, is probably what we expected. Receiver is a hard position to transfer into in the National Football League. Some of the best guys, it takes them a couple of years to get going. Dez had a really good year his first year, had a really good year the next year and he really exploded last year. I don’t want to use the word risk, but I don’t think he was any greater risk than anybody else.”