Dez Bryant nearly, almost came thisclose against the New York Giants last October. He was asked how much he's watched film of his near-catch against the Giants in the waning seconds of the Cowboys' fourth consecutive loss to the Giants at AT&T Stadium.
"Oh, man….," he said Thursday night. "I don’t even think about it."
There was a long pause before Bryant added, "I lied. I do."
The Cowboys nearly had a comeback to join the Hail Mary and the 1979 miracle comeback in team history. They rallied from a 23-0 second-quarter deficit, and then, with 10 seconds left, Tony Romo threw one up to Bryant in the end zone.
Officials raised their arms, giving the Cowboys a 30-29 lead with the PAT pending. But the play was overturned on replay as it clearly showed that four of Bryant's fingers on his right hand touched out of bounds first.
"It just makes me want to get out there that much more and try to do everything right, to try not to get into that position again," Bryant said.
Bryant, who had 13 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown in the preseason, said the Cowboys are ready for the season.
"You already know we’ve been on it," Bryant said of watching tape of the Giants. "We’re ready. Not trying to give y’all too much, but the tape’s been watched."
-- Charean Williams