ARLINGTON, Texas – The Cowboys are finally getting what they were hoping for when they spent a first-round pick on Dez Bryant three years ago.
Bryant was outstanding for the fourth consecutive game in a 38-33 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.
The 24-year-old hauled in six Tony Romo passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
“Tony believes in me. I want that to increase,” Bryant said after the game. “It’s all about not losing composure and being focused and just doing what’s right. I feel like just me staying on top of my game makes a big difference.”
Romo didn’t target Bryant until a third-and-5 play with 2:06 remaining in the first half, something Bryant said did not have a negative effect on him. The reception went for 14 yards along the Eagles sideline, a pivotal play in the Cowboys’ first touchdown drive.
“When your number is called you do your job,” Bryant said. “I knew it was going to come, and it did.”
Bryant’s last four games easily represent his best stretch as a pro. During that time, he has 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns. With four games remaining, Bryant has already set his single-season high with 978 yards. He finished with 928 yards last season.
A reporter asked the Cowboys’ top playmaker where he currently ranks among the NFL’s top receivers. Bryant paused, then said to ask him again at the end of the season.
“I’m very confident,” Bryant said. “I’m just getting started.”