Despite a disappointing season by all accounts, Dez Bryant believes the team is moving in the right direction.
The Dallas Cowboys' star wide receiver told Will Brinson of CBSSports, that even though the team only managed a 4-12 record in 2015, the team made progress toward their ultimate goal of earning another Lombardi Trophy.
"I'll tell you this - every year you have a chance to go to the Super Bowl," Bryant said. "I honestly think we have moved a step closer even though our record doesn't show it. I still think we're a damn good football team and we had an unfortunate situation no one could do anything about.
"I think right now we had an opportunity to get our mind right and understand what we have at stake. This doesn't last long, this team won't be together for a while, we have damn near all the pieces together, we have to somehow get it to back to where it's been. I just feel like injuries took a toll on us and we have to live with it and get better from it."
The Cowboys do have a lot going for them, as six of the Cowboys' 12 losses this year came by only one score, and a weak NFC East division kept the club alive until late December.
There may not be much of a ceiling on the Cowboys' potential if Bryant and quarterback Tony Romo can remain healthy.
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