Some coaches within the Dallas Cowboys organization may feel some concern for the current situation with Dez Bryant. Is there more going on than we know?
The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff may be a bit concerned about Dez Bryant. It is being said that Cowboys coaches are worried that Bryant may not be doing enough to adjust his game to the decline of his physical attributes.
Now in that statement, there is a lot to unpack as you can blame some of Bryant’s lack of production on the coaching staff as well. New wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal will likely attempt to do some new things with Dez in the offense but will it help?
For a while now Bryant has been criticized for only running certain routes and not really altering his game to have success. It has been clear Dak Prescott’s chemistry with Dez Bryant is not the same as it was with Tony Romo and Bryant.
The Dallas Cowboys offense has changed significantly since then as well so it can be argued that this sudden lack of production is not all on Dez. With a new wide receivers coach, the Cowboys could be looking for a pair of fresh eyes to assess exactly what they have in this receiving corps.
Bryant has been working out with personal wide receivers coach David Robinson so it is not like he is not trying to get better. The main issue that has everyone on edge is his contract. The Cowboys were happy to see Romo retire but still are feeling the effects of his contract on the cap.
Bryant’s numbers look a lot worse than they are just because of how big his contract is. Sure, the market for wide receivers is red hot, but typically those are productive receivers. Bryant has not played like a number one wide receiver for some time now and paying that cost is beginning to frustrate both the coaching staff and the front office.
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Currently, the Dallas Cowboys are saying by their offseason actions, we are doing everything in our power to help this offense succeed. The team will likely take a wide receiver with their first or second round pick, which would give them the deepest receiving corps they have had in ten years.
Whether it be Calvin Ridley, D.J. Moore, Christian Kirk, or Courtland Sutton, one of those players will be coming to Dallas. Bryant should be surrounded by the most talent this team has had in quite some time and if that does not help him nothing will.
Plenty of fans and critics have said that Allen Hurns is going to be the replacement but that is genuinely not the case. Hurns has done wonders as a complementary receiver and in a pinch has been a dominant number one option.
Bryant seemingly has a year to prove he is worth his contract and if all of these changes do not help expect the same reaction to him during the 2019 offseason.