Dallas Cowboys Draft Dez Byrant: Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy

Mark BurlinContributor IApril 23, 2010

With the No. 24 pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys, who originally claimed the No. 27 overall pick, traded up with the Patriots for the No. 24 pick once they saw that Dez Bryant was still left on the board.  I'm sure that Jerry Jones, having realized his mistake with Roy Williams, wouldn't let this superstar slip through his fingers.

Dez Bryant, the 6'2", 224 lb. receiver from Oklahoma State, is something to be reckoned with.  He is a tremendous receiver with abilities that were said to put him in the top 10 picks of this draft.  

Bryant, during his junior season, put up amazing numbers that were among the best in the league.  In 2008 he had 87 receptions for 1,480 yards with the longest being an 80-yard reception.

Dez Bryant has unbelievable speed and versatility as a wide receiver.  He brings another level to the Cowboys at the wide receiver position.  

I feel that he can be to the Cowboys what DeSean Jackson has been to the Philadelphia Eagles.  Being a lighting fast receiver mixed with great hands, Bryant definitely is the real deal.

In 2009 there was speculation that Bryant was meeting with former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders to come closer with agents for the the upcoming draft.  Recognizing this, the NCAA ruled against Bryant and he was ineligible for the rest of the season. 

Many have been concerned with Bryant's off the field issues, but the Cowboys have "Neon Deion's" approval when it comes to Bryant.  I feel that knowing this, Jerry Jones had no hesitation stepping up to the plate and relaying the message to Commissioner Roger Goodell.

No matter what does happen in the future, Dez Bryant will be a great asset for the Cowboys next season.  He will bring another level to the receiving core of the Cowboys, which will provide Tony Romo with another great set of hands to throw to.

I mean let's face it, Dez Bryant's personality will fit in perfectly with the Dallas Cowboys.