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August 10, 2013

Dez Bryant looks like he's the real deal, ready for a bigger, better season

Dez Bryant had more fun than he's had in a long time, since last December to be exact.

"I was fired up," Bryant said. "I felt like coach [Jason] Garrett kind of teases us a little bit, but that’s how it goes. We had a great time out there, and we’re looking forward to getting back in training camp and getting ready for Arizona."

Bryant caught three passes for 55 yards on only two series, and he got to jaw with the Raiders cornerbacks, including former teammate Mike Jenkins.

"That was crazy. That’s like the old days in practice, me and Mike," Bryant said. "...At the end of the day, we’re all buddies. We came at the end of the game, laughed about it and hugged. When we separated, we wished each other good luck."

Bryant doesn't rely on luck. He has plenty of skill.

After catching 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, Bryant appears ready to do even bigger things this season. At one point this offseason, he mentioned 2,500 yards.

"He is an outstanding player," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "We love the way he plays. We love how he practices and the passion he puts in the work prior to the game, and certainly when it comes to game day, he loves to play the game. We saw that tonight. He is a hard guy to stop one on one. He seems to be able get away from people. He is a dynamic player. We saw that a couple times tonight."

-- Charean Williams

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