Cowboys coach: Criticism hard on Dez Bryant

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) on the field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has come under fire for his sideline demeanor and what was perceived as negative attitude. Even though video of the interaction showed that he wasn’t being negative and was having a constructive conversation there was still a lot of criticism directed towards him.

“When you don’t know Dez and you don’t hear the words that are coming out of his mouth, his animation is really aggressive,” Cowboys wide receiver coach Derek Dooley said. ”I think [the criticism] was harder on him than most people realize.”

Dez Bryant was hardly targeted in the Cowboys loss to the New Orleans Saints. He caught one pass for 44 yards and was asked why he wasn’t targeted more.

“I just do as asked. That’s what I do. I can’t answer that,” Bryant said, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News.

“We need to get him the ball more,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think that’s the kind of thing that is a reasonable thing that you can adjust over a two-week period that we’re going into with our bye. How do we work to get him the ball more?”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Derek Dooley, Dez Bryant

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  • SmartThinking

    Everyone has to accept criticism. Why should Bryant be any different? Because he cares more? Pish posh! Take it like a man, Bryant, and, hopefully learn from it. Absolutely no more on field histrionics? Never let them know what you’re thinking again!

  • ctcowboy1968

    I would like to see every player get fired up like Dez. He wants to win and isn’t afraid to show it. Then there’s Tony with his smirk and blank stare on the bench. Get up and into the game Tony. Your teammates are playing D out there. Give a damn. Pull the O players together and rally. Do something! You certainly aren’t earning the $20 million a year. It shouldn’t take two weeks to scheme to get Dez the ball! Any one with football knowledge knows the answer right off the top of his head. Move him around, go in motion, stack him up. But most importantly the other WRs have to catch the ball in order to redirect the D’s attention.

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