Against the New York Giants on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant fumbled the football and nearly turned it over before it rolled out of bounds. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones addressed the fumble earlier in the week.
“He’s violent when he’s got the ball and he’s violent going after the ball,” Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the Dallas Morning News. “Consequently, he does need to have that ball in closer, he needs to have it fundamentally closer to his body. I don’t know how much of that we’ll really be able to coach out of him.”
Apparently you can’t coach it out of him, at least not in a few days, because Dez Bryant fumbled the football again during the Thanksgiving Day game against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter. The Cowboys recovered the football, and finished off the drive with a touchdown just before the end of the first half.
“I can’t be watching and be worrying about everything else, worrying about catching the ball and paying attention,” Bryant said after the game, via the Dallas Morning News. “When I do that, that’s when I screw up. I just got to go out there and play Dez. I just got to be Dez.”