Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has spent time returning punts for the team because of his dynamic play-making ability but Bryant has made mistakes on special teams in the Cowboys past two games and that has forced the team to remove him from punt returns.
Bryant was asked by reports if he was still the team’s punt returner and he replied, “I don’t think so. But I promise you, man, I’m going to bet back in their ear. I’m going to get in their ear about that.”
Despite being taken off the team’s special teams unit, Bryant is showing maturity and knows he is to blame for the mistakes but that won’t stop him from trying to work his way back onto the punt return team.
“I was very understanding,” Bryant said. “But like I said, I’m going to get back in coach’s ear. I think it will be hard for him to tell me ‘no.’ I’m going to continue to keep working at it. It’s not hard for me to catch a punt. I just need to feel it in and stop looking upfield and think before catching the rock. That should be my first objective, to catch the ball and then go make a play.”
There is no doubt that Bryant has the big play ability, so if he can prove to the team that he is not a liability on returns, his punt return duties should be handed back to him.