Dez Bryant; Childish or fierce competitor?

On Sunday the cameras caught Dez Bryant in a very peculiar situation with the way he was acting on the sidelines. From afar, it looked like he was in melt down mode not once but twice and he was getting in the faces of the wrong people. This has also become talk radio fodder because of what he did.

Dez is one of the rare cases in which he has all the talent and could be a very deadly weapon for the Cowboys offense. But whether it is being young, or just immature, he tends to throw tantrums when he doesn’t feel like he is being targeted enough. Maybe he is still too young to know when to keep his mouth shut and when to let loose and try to fire the team up. It would benefit him to have a sit down with Michael Irvin about that difference.

Sunday’s instances looked more like a tantrum and could potentially be a bigger issue than most fans realize. The Cowboys brass needs to quit making excuses and try to reel him in before he turns into the type of player to tears a team apart and ruins a locker room.

You can see Dez has all of the talent, and could be one of the best receivers in the league for years to come. But with guys like Terrell Owens and Randy Moss before him, he needs to reel in his emotions and just go to work. Because both of those guys had the ability to do great things unfortunately they are remembered for things other than their play on the field. This is the fate Dez is headed for if he doesn’t change the way he acts.

Dez Bryant can yell, hoot and holler about things in the locker room away from the cameras and could use that to be a “rah rah” guy who fires the team up. But every time he is seen throwing tantrums like he did on Sunday will only help feed the “childish” mentality the national media has of him. To change this perception, it is time for Dez to just shut up and play.

2 thoughts on “Dez Bryant; Childish or fierce competitor?

  1. Well said Kody. He is a great receiver, but has the mind and actions of a 3 yr. old. If he doesn’t “chill” he will become a locker room cancer.

  2. This really stuck out to me too. Regardless of what it was, it looked bad. Would Dez pick his nose on TV? Well he should not have done what he did either unless he kissed Jason on the cheek when he was finished.

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