Entering his third season in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys are looking for WR Dez Bryant to step up and become a more dominant wide receiver. Despite handing a mega-contract to fellow receiver Miles Austin, the Dallas Cowboys believe it is time for Bryant to step up and become the team’s leading receiver.
Speaking to ESPN Dallas, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones expressed his desire to see Bryant elevate his game. Jones, the son of Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, told the radio hosts that Bryant frustrates the team by not reaching his potential. Jones said that he believes that Bryant has the potential to become one of the top three receivers in the NFL. The entire interview is available right here via sportsradiointerviews.com.
When asked what Bryant needs to do in order to take his game to the next level, Jones stated he wants him to become the number one receiver for Dallas.
“Well, he needs to be a No. 1 receiver. Not to take anything away from Miles, but I would submit to you that when we line up out there that the guy they’re most worried about is Dez. And he’s gotta be that guy, even when they do try to stop him, the great ones still make a lot of plays. Tony’s gotta be able to count on him, he’s gotta run the right routes at the right depths and be a precise route runner. Those are things he’s gotta improve on. If he can do those things then obviously we can really achieve what we want to accomplish, which is win a championship.”
Miles Austin was signed to a seven-year $57 million dollar contract with $18 million guaranteed after his breakout 2009 season when he recorded 1300 receiving yards and 11 scores. Bryant is signed through the 2014 season for the Cowboys.