May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks with receiver Dez Bryant (88) during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dez Bryant is putting the team first


The Dallas Cowboys have to be very happy with the progression of wide receiver Dez Bryant. The receiver has had the most impressive offseason according to coaches and Jason Garrett has said that Bryant was worth the risk. As part of his maturation Dez is putting the team ahead of himself, and wants you to understand that he is not a prima donna.

“I always look at it as it all depends on how the game’s going,” Bryant said during a Thursday evening appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. “If [the ball doesn’t come my way], I get it. If things are not flowing or going my way, I understand why. Basically, it’s just the flow of the game.

“If it’s my way, it’s my way. If things are going good for me, keep coming. It’s basically like basketball, giving a guy the ball whenever he’s hot. That’s what goes on during a game.

“One game it might be Miles [Austin], one game it might be [Jason] Witten, one game it might be DeMarco [Murray], one game it might be me. That’s how I look at it.”

Doesn’t sound like a prima-donna receiver. Sounds like a team first oriented leader.

“I’m just telling the truth,” Bryant said. “That’s all.”

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