The X Factor? Dez Bryant Looks To Meet The Hype

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FRISCO — The Cowboys roll into Sunday looking for a win to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2010. To do that they may just need something we haven’t seen in awhile: a big game from Dez Bryant.

Last week’s one catch for eight yards was his worst game since his rookie season, and it’s part of a long-term trend. Hampered by injuries last year, he’s managed just a single one-hundred-yard outing in his last 14 games.

“I’m just following the game plan, whatever that is,” Dez said when asked about his lack of targets. “I’ll be waiting and soon as I touch it I’ll do something with it.”

Well, it won’t get any easier this week, going against elite corner Josh Norman, who dominated Dez last year as a Panther.

“It’s going to be a fun game Sunday,” said Dez. “Mutual respect from each other and we’re just going to go out there and put on a good game. It’s not about me or him, it’s about each other’s teams.”

Comparing him to the other most recent Cowboys receiving star, Terrell Owens, Dez falls behind in every major category. dez-vs-toBut we’ll give him a point for not being as much of a distraction as TO.

Still, with a high paying contract under his belt, which paid him about $100,000 per yard in week one, whether it’s because of his own play or bad play calling, he’s so far failed to live up to that money.

So with the Boys starting a backup QB and trying to score their first win, the time for 88 to step up and dominate is now.