Dallas WR Dez Bryant has developed into one of the NFL’s top receivers. Over the last three seasons, he had 34 touchdown catches.
But Bryant wants to be a complete receiver and knows how important it is for him to also excel at blocking. Bryant has no problems with getting physical with his blocking. He said it’s “very important” to him.
“That’s one of my focus points coming into this training camp, getting there, blocking, finding that guy on the backside,” Bryant said. “Playing with [running back] DeMarco [Murray], the ball is supposed to be going left and he’ll end up coming back right. So you got to be aware. I think I’ve took a step forward, not only me, but the rest of the guys have took a step forward by taking a different approach with our blocking.”
Wide receivers coach Derek Dooley has had the Cowboys receivers working on the blocking sleds during training camp. Bryant said he’s done some of that before, “but not as much.”