Dez Bryant led the Cowboys in receiving yards and first-down catches, but he said he could have been “10 times better” and that the Cowboys lost some games they should have won.
“I felt like I did OK. I felt it could have been 10 times better,” he said Monday at Valley Ranch as he and his teammates started preparing for the offseason, a day after the season ended with a 31-14 loss to the New York Giants.
“As a team, I feel like we played well,” said Bryant, who caught 63 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns. “We had a couple of games early in the season we should have won. If we won those games, we would have never gotten to this point. But things happen.”
The second-year receiver said losses like Arizona proved frustrating but that a review of the games will help.
“I feel like this offseason will give us time to look over a lot of things,” he said. “We will really be back and be a great ball team.”
Asked what was missing in the Cowboys’ 8-8 season, Bryant said. “I don’t think anything was missing. We have to execute better. We practice hard during the week. We have to get better executing in ball games.”
He also said Jason Garrett is right for the job of head coach.
“He is very passionate about this game,” Bryant said. “That is the type of coach you need to be leading a group of guys like us. I felt like he will be 10 times better next year.”
Asked about a report last week that he was sued for an unpaid loan, which owner Jerry Jones said has been resolved, Bryant said only, “If Jerry said it’s been paid, then it’s been paid.”