It’s no secret the Dallas Cowboys are set up with a championship roster right now, and Dez Bryant wants to take full advantage of his opportunity to win Super Bowl rings, just like his mentor Michael Irvin.
On Monday, both men spoke about the quest for greatness, via Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News.
“I want to rock them eights the way you rocked them,” Bryant said. “I want to have those three rings on my fingers the way you have them.”
Irvin obviously loves this vision, but he challenged Bryant to go even further with his dreams.
“I think greatness is always set by greatness that came before you,” Irvin said. “I always said that I wanted to top what Drew [Pearson] had done and I’m glad that he says that…Take that three and go make it six, and go bring it on home to papa. That’s what we want to do. That’s what I’m hoping.”
Six may be just a tad overdoing it, but three isn’t out of the question.
On a personal level, Bryant has already reached a certain level of greatness. In his last three years, he has averaged 91 receptions, 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns per season. However, neither he, nor his Dallas teammates, have tasted much postseason success, with just two wins since 2009
This may soon change, however, as the Cowboys of 2015 certainly have the pieces on both side of the ball to march into Levi’s Stadium on February 7 and claim the Lombardi Trophy.
Indeed, given the roster currently set up, Dallas has a legitimate chance to match its team-of-the-decade status in the 1990s. And given Bryant’s determination and fire to light the way, they just might do it.
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