A year after finishing 13-3 and reaching the divisional round of the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys are spending the postseason at home. To owner Jerry Jones, that isn't acceptable -- and some of it has to do with the play of wide receiver Dez Bryant. "Well, I think Dez is right. We need more from Dez. We need bigger plays," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "That's obvious to everybody is we didn't get big plays. I don't know that you ever get enough of them, but we certainly didn't get the amount that we have to have to change our fate here. And, so, I agree with him. We need to have bigger plays. "There's a lot into that, but we've got to get more from -- he's [a] top player on our team. He certainly expects to make big plays, the expectation for Dak [Prescott] to get him the ball is there. We've gotten used to it. Yeah, we need more from that area." Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Those are decent numbers for your average receiver, but an offense that was without Ezekiel Elliott for six weeks and never quite got the ground game going had an added reliance on Bryant. He didn't deliver, catching just 69 of his 132 targets for a 52.3 catch percentage. His 838 yards receiving also finished outside of the league's top 25 for the third straight year, but for the first time in 15 or more games played in a season since 2011.
Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'need more' from Dez Bryant
NFL.com | Jan 2