→"(Dez Bryant) is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. (Mike) Gundy figures to get it in his hands many different ways this year.”
— Phil Steele on why he ranked Bryant as the No. 5 favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Steele also had Zac Robinson and Kendall Hunter in his top 12 contenders for the award.
→ "The Cowboys will put their skill players up against any group in the country.”
— Lindy’s on ranking the Sept. 5 Georgia-Oklahoma State game as the third-best non-conference game of the year. It ranked OSU-Texas as the No. 4 conference game of the year, and Bedlam No. 7.
→ "At worst, the Cowboys will be wildly entertaining. At best, they will be able to go point-for-point with South powers Texas and Oklahoma.”
→ "After winning nine games for only the eighth time in school history in 2008, the Cowboys could be primed for one of the best seasons Oklahoma State has ever seen.”