The New York Giants spent most of their Sunday night double (and at times, triple) teaming Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
It resulted in a pretty quiet night for the former Oklahoma State Cowboy, but that’s something he’s more than happy with – assuming the wins continue to pile up.
Per ESPN Dallas:
Bryant would be lying if he said that he wasn’t frustrated at points Sunday night, but it’s an emotion born out of competitiveness, not selfishness. He said he thought there were some opportunities for him to make plays when Romo didn’t target him, but he noted in the same breath that it’s impossible for a quarterback to see everything when facing a pass rush.
As long as the Cowboys win, serving as a decoy is cool with Bryant.
“If teams want to continue to keep doing that, we’ll continue to keep doing what we’re doing,” Bryant said. “I honestly feel like it’s respect. You’re respecting me, so therefore, it’s always good to see somebody else shine.
“When it opens up for me, I’m going to do what I love to do, and that’s make plays.”
Bryant is no doubt being the team player here, though, if teams continue to force somebody other than Bryant to beat them, I wonder how long his giving attitude will last.