The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a youth movement on their football team.
With the Cowboys building their team through the draft over the last couple years, Dallas will be looking to some of the veterans to lead the team a little more than some teams do with their veteran group. Players like Jason Witten and Sean Lee are the leaders, both on the field and off, but you can’t just rely on a pair of players to lead the entire football team.
With the past couple seasons, Dez Bryant has been unable to lead by example due to his injuries and games missed that he had seen happen over that time frame. This year, the Cowboys are going to put a lot of stuff on the plate of their star wide receiver. One of which will be for him to take on more of a mentor or leader role for the wide receiver group.
“He’s the real deal. I love little Switz. He comes in, he works hard, he focuses on what can get him better. That’s what I love about him. The way he just loves being around this locker room and these guys, it was meant for hi. Dallas was meant for him. The way him and Beasley are going to be outstanding. Of course I love it because when those little two guys get to working guys out, I got my one guy to worry about and I’m going to handle some business.”
Dez Bryant talking about Cowboys rookie WR Ryan Switzer: pic.twitter.com/bakObiXvgG
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 17, 2017
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) June 18, 2017
We all know that Dez has the ability on the football field, but he has not been able to do the Dez type of things over the last couple years. During the 2012-2014 seasons, Bryant was one of the best wide receivers in the game. Over the past two seasons, Bryant has not been his normal self whether it be injuries or just off his game completely.
During these past two years combined, Dez has not matched his totals from any of those three seasons. He had at least 88 receptions, 1,233 yards, and 12 touchdowns during that three-year time span. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, he combined for a total of 81 receptions, 1197 yards, and 11 touchdowns, while missing 10 games.
If Dallas is going to reach the next level, Dez needs to be a big part of it on the field and in the locker room!