Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/26/12

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys makes a reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys took a chance on Dez Bryant in the 1st round, 24th overall, in 2010. Bryant was a top-10 talent who fell for character reasons and the results have been mixed. Bryant has had several off the field controversies, including one arrest for domestic abuse of his mother (that was eventually dropped), and on the field, he hasn’t always lived up to his physical gifts as he’s struggled to learn the playbook, run routes, and stay in shape. In spite of all that, Bryant caught 63 passes for 928 yards and 9 touchdowns last year, mostly on his athletic gifts. Heading into his 3rd season in the league, Bryant has had a good offseason on the field and looks poised for a breakout year. A receiver’s 3rd year in the league is often a breakout year. The Cowboys are being extra cautious with Bryant after his arrest though and, according to ESPN Dallas, they have put him on a strict “secret” probation, though I guess it’s not really a secret anymore. Under the terms of this probation,...
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