Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant told ESPN 600 radio in El Paso that he’s motivated to put in extra work this offseason by America’s hate for the Cowboys. “Yes sir. That’s the thing – you want to be right, and I feel like the greatest thing about being on the Cowboys [is] people love to hate the Cowboys. That makes you work 10 times harder. They put the big target on us or whatever, and speaking for myself, it doesn’t bother me. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t bother a lot of guys. They like that kind of pressure. It makes us want to work hard and makes you want to do what you want to do to get to that big game.” Bryant believes he has turned a corner on and off the field. “It’s always a dream to be a positive figure. I know on my end it is. I understand that I have a lot of little kids looking up to me. Of course, I have my little boys. I want them to see me as a positive figure. I’m a great guy. You have to surround yourself around the right group of guys, and I feel like I’ve done that. You always change whenever you want to be different, you want to be positive, you want to make the right choices. You’ve got to put yourself in the position to do all of that.” Bryant caught 92 passes for 1,382 yards in 2012, he’s confident this season he can become the first player in NFL history to record 2,000 receiving yards in a season.  He credits his teammates for boosting his confidence. “The reason I’m so confident going into this year – and just working out in the weight room or whatever – is because of those guys. I give them all the credit.”
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