ARLINGTON, Texas – Sometimes thinking less can help out more.
That was the case for
“After (the fumble) happened, I got to talking,” Bryant said. “I don’t care who was looking. I’m going to be me. This is who I’ve got to be. I’ve got to me. I can’t be watching and worrying about everything else, worrying about catching the ball and paying attention to the tuck. When I do that, that’s when I screw up.”
Bryant’s fumble occurred after a five-yard gain that brought the Cowboys to the Raiders’ 27-yard line. As the ball squirted loose, left tackle
After an incomplete pass to
“When I go out there, I’ve just got to play Dez, to be Dez,” Bryant said. “After that, after that third down conversion, I had it in my mind – it’s on.”
Bryant had no catches before the late scoring drive in the first half. He finished the first half with two catches for 28 yards and poured on his statistics from there, finishing with seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdown, which occurred on a back shoulder fade against former teammate Mike Jenkins.
“It’s always good to catch a touchdown,” Bryant said. “Me and Jenkins, we’re friends, but whenever we’re in between the lines, he knows it’s a battle. That’s exactly what it was.”
Bryant had an opportunity for a second touchdown, as he took a quick pass from
He said he’ll get some grief from wide receivers coach Derek Dooley.
“No doubt, I screwed it up,” Bryant said. “I don’t know why I didn’t keep attacking. I should have kept running outside, and I didn’t. I’m going to hear it from Coach Dooley. He’s going to keep rewinding it.”