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Dez: Following In Rashaun's Footsteps

Dez Bryant hauls in another pass.

Dez Bryant knows he has to maintain his composure when the play is signaled in. But, he admits, it is not always easy. The Oklahoma State receiver has to hide his excitement when he knows Zac Robinson is going to loft the ball to him in one-on-one coverage and the Cowboys count on him outleaping the cornerback for the ball. The play worked to perfection in last Saturday's season-opening win.

The sophomore receiver from Lufkin, Texas caught a game-best seven passes for 90 yards in the Cowboys' 39-13 victory over Washington State, including four of the "jump ball" passes in which Bryant easily went up and over the defender to make the catch. The Cowboys tried the pass two other times and both resulted in the Washington State cornerback being called for pass interference. "To simplify... Recommended Stories