Bryant’s career takes an upturn
Dallas receiver follows Garrett’s advice to run ‘north and south.’
IRVING — Dallas coach Jason Garrett implores Dez Bryant to run “north and south” with the ball. The Cowboys receiver is listening and his career sure seems headed a lot more north than south these days.
Bryant’s first catch Sunday at Cincinnati (7-5) could get the Dallas receiver to 1,000 yards for the first time as a pro. The past four games, he scored in each one and had the same career high in yards twice.
On the go-ahead touchdown last weekend against Philadelphia, Garrett called for Bryant to get the ball on a screen pass 6 yards from the end zone. The only way in was “north and south,” and Bryant ran through a defender at the goal line, just inside the pylon.
“Dez is growing before our eyes,” Garrett said after the 38-33 victory.
That score was actually the second time Bryant heeded his