Wide receiver Dez Bryant only missed one game last year but everyone knows he was limited throughout the season because of a deep thigh bruise he suffered in the season opener.
Bryant has admitted as much and owner Jerry Jones understands as much.
Still, according to Jones that doesn't fully explain Bryant's penchant for disappearing late in games. Whether it was because of a lack of conditioning or lack of concentration, Jones said those are things Bryant and the Cowboys are working on this offseason because he needs to be a factor when it matters most late in games.
“Well, I know that he did deal with that throughout the year," Jones said of the thigh bruise. "I don’t know that it impacted some of the things that he needs to work on, and we need to work on as a coaching staff, to get him the ball and get him into plays. When he would lose concentration in the last part of the game, I don’t know if that was because of conditioning. I suspect it could’ve been. That’s not be critical, but I suspect that, rather the injury had anything to do with that or not, those are the things that we’re working on so he can be more impactful in the latter part of the game and we can do the kinds of things we need to do to get him the ball. Now, Miles Austin being out there is going to help that tremendously.”