Third year wide receiver believes he can be first to break 2,000 total yards in a season.
Dez Bryant believes that he can become the first wide receiver to gain over 2,000 receiving yards in a single season, an achievement that has never been done before.
The Dallas Cowboy had a break-out 2012 season in which he caught 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns. These are impressive stats for someone who has only been in the league for three seasons, particularly when having the highly inconsistent Tony Romo as the team’s Quarterback.
Speaking to ESPNDallas.com, Bryant certainly believes this goal is achievable.
“That’s still scratching the surface,” Bryant said.
“It’s only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything. Nothing.
“I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That’s just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.”
The 24-year old struggled in his first two seasons, in large part to the offensive system he was playing in and carrying some serious character issues.
However the Cowboys’ organisation have seemed to erase any problems Bryant has off the field, and certainly shows that Bryant is full of confidence going into the 2013 season.
Bryant will have a challenger to the title though. Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions had 1,964 yards last year, just 36 yards shy from hitting the 2,000 mark.
It is very likely that the ‘Megatron’ will be close to the title again, and based on overall performance, there is a much bigger chance that Johnson gets there before Bryant does.