Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Dez Bryant says he wants to have 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns during the 2013 NFL Season (Credit: AP Photo) During the 2012 NFL season, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson broke Jerry Rice’s single season receiving record of 1,848 yards. Johnson ended the season with 1,964 yards. While Johnson currently has the single season receiving record, if you ask Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, Johnson won’t hold that record for long. Bryant, who finished the 2012 season with 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns, told ESPNDallas.com that he expects to have 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns next season. “That’s still scratching the surface,” Bryant said to ESPNDallas.com. “It’s only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything.  I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That’s just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.” Bryant also said that he plans to step up and become a team leader during 2013. “That’s all having to do with understanding me being a Dallas Cowboy, me knowing who I am as a person, just understanding that I’m a grown man,” Bryant said. “It’s time to be a leader. It’s time to step up and just do what you need to do. Hold yourself accountable.” While it is hard to imagine someone breaking 2,000 receiving yards in a single season, Bryant has some reason to be confident going into the 2013 season as he finished the last ten games of the 2012 season by catching 50 passes for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns. Although, maybe if EA Sports puts Bryant on the cover of Madden 25, he will break Johnson’s record.   The post Dez Bryant hopes to have 2,000 receiving yards in 2013 appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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