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May 22, 2013

Cowboys don't hold back on thinking about how good Dez Bryant can be: 'That's our job,' Garrett says

Dez Bryant is coming off a pretty good year – 92 catches, 1,382 yards, 12 touchdowns.

The Cowboys don’t resist thinking even higher with him.

“Absolutely. That’s our job,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Our job is to make him the best he can be. ... We watch the tape and say, ‘Boy, you can play so much better. So much better.’ ”

Bryant said Tuesday as organized practices began at Valley Ranch that he has “found himself” this offseason, the quietest of his pro career. He said part of it is from being around successful pros.

“What we do as coaches is we show him, ‘This is how you can play better, this is how we’re going to help you play better – individual drills, in practice, what you’re doing after practice, understanding the system better, all of those things, and carrying that stuff to the game.’ ”

Bryant helps himself with his eagerness to play, Garrett said.

“He’s really , really a joy to coach,” Garrett said. “He has such passion for the game. He loves it. He loves his teammates. He loves to play.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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Get Dez the ball more. We win more games. Pretty simple logic to me.

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