While not much went right for the Cowboys in last night’s game against the New York Giants, one thing that had to give Cowboys fans a glimmer of hope for the future is the play of rookie WR Dez Bryant. Bryant had a great game and showed his playmaking ability numerous times as he found the end zone 3 times in all.
Bryant started his scoring spree with an explosive 93-yard punt return that showcased his great speed and vision with the ball. Bryant made a great over the shoulder grab on the Matt Dodge 65-yard punt that out-kicked his coverage. Bryant spun around and made a couple of shifty moves before turning on the afterburners and blowing everyone away.
Bryant also had a decent night on offense finishing with 4 catches for 54 yards and 2 touchdowns. It just seemed like the rookie was the only one that refused to give up on the game. On a night that saw star wideout Miles Austin struggle and Roy Williams become invisible, not too mention the running attack was lost, Bryant impressed. His two 15-yard touchdown receptions were also a great demonstration of the talent this kid has.
One of the most impressive things that I saw out of Bryant last night, was when Romo went down and was lying on the turf, for the longest time it was only Dez Bryant standing over him seeing if he was okay. Bryant showed some genuine concern for his fallen leader and who knows, maybe he is turning into a leader himself.