Cowboys tight end Jason Witten told the Dallas Morning News that Dez Bryant has come a long way since when he was drafted just a few years ago.
“Dez deserves that credit, not anybody else,” Witten said. “He came into the league under some tough circumstances. He missed part of his last year in college when he was suspended, just working through a lot of different things. That happens to a lot of young athletes in the National Football League. But he’s came full circle and matured in a lot of ways and obviously he’s a phenomenal player.
“Dez should be proud of himself. As I mentioned [earlier], the standard gets raised when you perform at a high level in this league. I think he understands that the bar is going to be set higher for him going into this year. He needs to be one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League. In order to do that, he’s got to do it day-in and day-out. I expect big things from Dez coming into this upcoming season.”
It certainly looks like Bryant is a changed man. But time will only tell. After a breakout season in 2012, he has to prove he can be a concistant threat for the Cowboys on a week to week basis.