Nobody is going to tell Dez Bryant that he can't take the field.
The Dallas Cowboys' star wide receiver, was determined to get his reps in during the Cowboys' opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Although the team wasn't planning on playing him extensively in the opener, he was not going to be left on the sideline.
"I was going out there regardless," he said, via SportsDay. "There was no way I was going to sit. I needed to be on the field. I wanted to see something different. I wanted to test myself."
Once Bryant hit the field it was more of a test fro the Rams' secondary than Bryant himself. Cowboys' backup quarterback Dak Prescott had a solid game in his first action, and started off the drive by tossing a high sideline ball to Bryant. Bryant then hauled in a 10-yard TD pass from Prescott, then complimented him on his poise under pressure.
"It just something that you either got or something you don't," Bryant noted, complementing his rookie QB Dak Prescott. "And he got it. We connected very well on it just like me and 9 (Tony Romo), and it's just a well drawn-up play."
For Bryant, however, it's all about testing himself without overdoing it too early, as he returns from a broken foot which prematurely ended his 2015 season.
"I'm just sticking to the plan," said Bryant. "Each day it gets better. Just going to remain focused. Not going to get too high, get too low. Stay the same, keep my confidence and keep moving."
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