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Dez Bryant Is Finally Entering The Elite Category

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MissouriCowboy, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I suspect his numbers would go up. Roddy White has been the NFL's leading reciever in terms of receptions over the past 6 seasons and is a true bonefide #1 in his own right.

    Without White there Jones targets would go up dramatically.
  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Like I said above. Jones has never been a number 1 receiver on his team. Let's wait until he is the primary focus for another teams defense and if he is still putting up the numbers he has. It's a little easier for him right now than it is for Dez.
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much my thoughts too. Jones has a very high ceiling, while he has a heck of a 1st two seasons in the league, you can't assume he makes the same leap in his third season that Dez has.
  4. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    So would the focus of the defense on him.
  5. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Dez is the best pure possession receiver in the league. ;)
  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    He is that and more Scipio.

    He is already top 5 in the league and is showing all the signs of being top 2.
  7. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    Outstanding post! Dez is truly special. This is personal for me. :starspin
  8. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Poking fun at your "Dez is a possession WR thread" :p:

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/dallascowboys.php?t=245265
  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I agree, I think Dez's first two seasons would have been similar to Julio's had he stayed healthy. Dez even played without Romo for a stretch, but I feel Kitna used him more than Romo, who knows :)confused: ). Both are incredibly talented receivers. Jones is more of a speed guy, Dez is more of a posession guy. Both have a great mix of size/strength/speed. Good receivers. Hard to make the same significant leap of Dez (for Julio's 3rd year); as Dez is pretty much playing at about as high of a pace you can play at right now for a receiver. There's only so much you can do statistically as a receiver.
  10. DWhite Fan

    DWhite Fan It ain't over 'til it's over

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    :fact:
  11. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    After that thread I posted another thread back in October BEFORE Dez went off titled "Reason to be optimistic about Dez" where I reconsidered my initial opinion of Dez:

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245881&highlight=jordy nelson dez bryant

    In that analysis I compared Dez's development / career path to the one Jordy Nelson in GB had taken -- big guy with very similar measures -- both from the same conference - both who took a lot of heat early in their careers for not playing up to the perceived abilities. My summary in that thread is I thought Dez had the potential to bust out in a big way.

    I don't feel bad / guilty of posting the theory that Dez was playing like a possession reciever through the 1st three years of his career up to that point -- the reality is that's what his game looked liked back in October this season.

    That doesn't mean that I, like you, am not absolutely ecstatic that he has finally exploded into a bonafide all-world WR.
  12. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    He's playing at top 2 pace right now, just needs to do it 16 games.
  14. MissouriCowboy

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    Cool. The media makes it out like Jerrah pulls the trigger only.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Buck stops with Jerry. He is the constant. As the GM he is the one who's job it is to maintain and carry forward whatever his philosophy is regarding evaluating and drafting college talent.

    Jerry's current philosophy includes drafting guys who would have been much more highly ranked however have fell because of various injury and character red flags. Dez very much fits into that category.

    Some of these red flag picks have blown up on the Cowboys and some have not. Right now Dez is looking like a great pick. I'll reserve my final judgement for when the Dez rules are removed and they feel comfortable enough to treat him like a man instead of a child off the field.
  16. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Speaking of Dez and Christmas...

    Good for him. :D
  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I have always loved Dez, .. always loved the kid.

    Loved his interviews, loved his passion, loved to watch him play and compete.

    I have coached kids that remind me of Dez, ... with a little bit of knucklehead sprinkled on them.

    I'll admit I always had concerns about his immaturity, and worrying that it would impact his potential.

    But it tickles me to see how he is carrying himself now, and it pleases me to see him have the season he is having.

    Still love his interviews.
  18. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I agree, he may not be the most articulate interview, but he has passion.
  19. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    His level of performance will start to allow the same level of pre-game and in-game passion that M.Irvin displayed..........and his teamates buying into it 100%.....
  20. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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