OSU's Dez Bryant comes through...eventually

JOHN HELSLEY Published: September 6, 2009
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Make no mistake, Dez Bryant wants the ball.

Expects the ball.

"Dez wants it every single play,” said Cowboys quarterback Zac Robinson. "It doesn’t matter if he’s got three guys on him, he thinks he’s open. That’s what you want in a receiver.”

Also what you want in a receiver: a guy who knows what to do with the ball when thrown his way.

Bryant caught but three passes against Georgia, but they went for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Bryant’s first touchdown came on a diving grab at the end of a 46-yard heave from Robinson, pulling OSU even at 7-7 late in the first half.

"Unbelievable,” Gundy said of the catch. "But that’s what Dez does.”

Said Bryant: "I felt like I needed to make a play, someone needed to step up and make a play and when I was running I was just thinking, ‘I need to catch this ball.’ ”

Bryant’s final catch was a 12-yard slant for a TD that gave the Cowboys their final score.

"We knew when he was going to be called upon to make a play, he would,” Robinson said. "And he did that for two big touchdowns.”


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