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Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:27 am
Edited on: October 22, 2011 12:26 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Cowboys are currently 2-3. They're a tremendous disappointment thus far in 2011, and have some, ahem, trust issues, but, as we talked about on the most recent podcast, Dallas dealt with a tough schedule through the first five games and are just now getting healthy, setting them up as a sleeper to make a run in a wide-open NFC East.

Unless Dez Bryant decides to blow their cover by saying ridiculous things. Like, for instance, that the Cowboys are "unbeatable" and the "pros is much easier" than college football.

"I like to keep my personal goals to myself," Bryant said during a recent interview at the Dallas House of Blues, via the Dallas Morning News. "As far as the team, I like our chances. I feel like, it may sound crazy, I think we are unbeatable."

Yes, the obvious counterargument is that the Cowboys have already lost. Three times. But apparently it doesn't count in the L column if you beat yourself.

"I think the losses, we lost those games ourselves," Bryant continued. "I feel like once we get back in that meeting room and regroup, and we learn from our mistakes, the sky's the limit."

This is very, very true. The Cowboys don't have issues with the people that are on the field for them, insofar as athletic skill and raw talent is concerned. They're fielding a team that's capable -- on paper -- of winning the Super Bowl.


But, as Bryant points out, the Cowboys make silly mistakes. Like giving a Tom Brady and the Pats the ball back with 2:43 left in a game at home and down less than a touchdown. Or like insulting NFL defenses by saying that it's easier to play receiver than in college.

"I really think the pros is much easier," Bryant said. "The reason I say that is because in college I didn't see too much man, too much 1-on-1. I always got double-teamed and a lot of zone coverages. When I see that one-on-one in the league, my eyes get big. I start visualizing what I'm going to do after the play."

OK, real quickly: why is it that people can't delineate between statements that are "team-oriented" and "silly"? Because surely Bryant doesn't think NFL defensive backs are no good, and surely he understands he only gets a ton of one-on-one looks because there are other good receiving options on his team. Surely he gets that. Right?

Look, Bryant was saying these things on an episode of Inside the Huddle, a weekly FSN show which is filmed at the Dallas HoB and co-hosted by Miles Austin and Tashard Choice. It's a relaxed environment in front of Cowboys fans, and no doubt he felt comfortable saying some outlandish things to his teammates. (See for yourself here -- spicy quotes begin at 13:43.)

Additionally, Choice is the one interviewing Bryant. So Bryant didn't look at TMZ, pound his chest and scream "we are UNBEATABLE!" -- he's just telling a teammate in front of a bunch of Cowboys fans (albeit with a camera rolling) that he thinks Dallas is really good.

The problem is those darn cameras. Dez needs to realize that they're usually running whenever he or someone on the Cowboys says anything.

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Comments

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:15 am
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

Right back at you.I have just as much right to voice my opinion as you do.BTW, namecalling is not 'Nuff said.Maybe if you had finished the 5th grade, you might have had a real comment to contribute to the article.Troglidite.



Since: Oct 15, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

Need to read the entire quote.  Does not get doubled as much in the pro game - makes it easier.  Makes sense to me.  Also - it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the Boys gave away all 3 games they have lost to this point.  They outplayed the other team each time.  No doubt about it - Dez is no rocket scientist - but he is correct on these 2 points. 



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

You guys really need to start reading an entire article instead of just the subject line before making comments and looking foolish.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

Sounds like the haters are mad their team didn't draft this future HOF WR!  Perfect attitude to have as a player.  Nothing wrong with what he said.  He's right, too.  Dallas could be undefeated but it's ok, they'll learn from it.  Get used to the name haters.  Dez Bryant will torch your team at some point.



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:26 am
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

EZMOVER u r a complete moron. Nuff said



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:05 am
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

If the NFL is so much easier than college, this loudmouth should have a career day Vs StL.If he's gonna back-up his statement's, nothing short of 2 or 3 TD's & 150 Yds Rec. will be enough.Could you imagine Wesley Walker saying that kind os stuff? Of course not because Welker is a class act who know's better than to give the other team locker room material.Also, because BB would rip him a new one for making such remarks.It's bad enough that they don't have Feliz this week without a WR who has won nothing,running his mouth.Dez Bryant:Win a SB before you run your mouth, in fact, win 2.This is probably the most lop-sided game of the day, & if Dez & the "boys"were to somehow lose, I'd be smiling for the rest of the week.With Romo at qb, anything can happen.StL 23-Dallas 20 would be a kneeslapper to be sure.



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:57 am
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

If they lose to the Rams today, I think he will be changing his tune



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

I picked the Cowboys to go to the Super Bowl -- if anything I'm biased TOWARDS the Cowboys!

-- Brinson 
If you picked them for the SB it shows you were either a diehard fan or lacking in foresight. I'm as diehard as they come and I could see this was more of a building year than a SB run year. That being said, this article shows clearly you are not a diehard fan so it must have been lack of foresight. You twisted what Bryant said into something negative when it was nothing more than a young player having confidence in his team and showing he believes they can still turn things around and run the table. Anyone who is reading anything else into this is just missing the forest for the trees. 



Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

Yes seems like it's mostly wide receivers who are the biggest jerks and say the stupidest things, and get in the most trouble....in the old days Michael Irvin, etc..and now Burress.TO, Moss, Ochostinko, and now Doesn't Bryant...unbeatable huh, next to last in their division. Miles Austin is a far better player then Bryant also. Athletes of course are overpaid, it's not a sport, it's a business and more "entertainment" in the tradition of the good old days of the Romans bread and circus show, just another empire on the way to ruin...



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Dez thinks Cowboys are 'unbeatable,' pros easier

There is so much to tear apart about this clown...I dont know where to start....so

UNBEATBALE means you dont CHOKE LIKE LINDA LOVELACE AT THE END OF GAMES.


Deeds speak louder than words, and this guy should actually do something before running his mouth

You know what else is easier than college?  NOT PAYING YOUR JEWELRY BILL>


This is one of the many reasons why the Cowpokes SUCK.


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