Dez Bryant is having a good offseason, says receivers coach Jimmy Robinson, who believes a formal offseason will be a benefit.
“The teaching sessions got off to a good start. He’s out here working really, really hard to get better,” Robinson said. “It’s got to make a difference. If it doesn’t, then what’s the point of the offseason program? I’m confident it’s going to help.”
Like everyone else, Bryant didn’t get a supervised offseason last year because of the lockout. So Robinson, hired a year ago after being part of the staff of Green Bay's Super Bowl championship team, didn’t get to work with the Cowboys’ No. 1 pick from 2010.
“He’s doing great. Having a good offseason,” Robinson said. “Working really hard and getting better out there every day. Again, that’s got to carry over to the next phase, to the OTAs and training camp and then regular season, game day.”
Robinson was asked how he judges the progress of a player like Bryant in the offense.
“Just play by play. How’s he doing? Is he picking up things well? Is he making mistakes? Is he repeating mistakes?” Robinson said. “It’s a real gradual play-by-play, day-by-day process. It takes a lot of time.”
Is Bryant working on anything specific?
Robinson said, “Not really. It’s a whole lot of things, everything. I guess you could say we’re working on everything. But he’s off to a good start.”
-- Carlos Mendez