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OK, I get that Bryant’s unusually large hand went out of bounds, but that catch alone was phenomenal.
The truth here is that the two star receivers on this team have been challenged to step up.
Austin was near unstoppable today as he continued to find voids in the zone that allowed him large gains. Austin finished with nine receptions and 133 yards. This was a huge game for the guy despite being relatively consistent for this offense, and he continues to be the playmaker.
Bryant started off slow as a punt returner, but really showed why the Cowboys stick with him. His hands are so strong, and he is so physical that you can’t go away from him in the game. Bryant only had five receptions but made them count for 110 yards.
If this game is a sign of things to come, there might be reason to think that this offense can get back on track.
My last statement is this: If any of you are blaming Bryant for this loss, then I assume you didn’t watch the game at all. I’m very impressed that he sacrificed his body to make a touchdown catch, even if it didn’t stand.