Dez Bryant says Cowboys didn't work hard enough in 8-8 seasons

The Dallas Cowboys are having an excellent season.

That hasn't stopped talk about their three-year consecutive run of 8-8 seasons.

And star wide receiver Dez Bryant acknowledged that the Cowboys simpley didn't work hard enough those years.

"The years that we did go 8-8, I think, me, because this is just how I am, I don’t think we worked hard enough,” Bryant told reporters. “I’m not saying we didn’t work, like, I mean the offseason, during the OTAs — not the coaches. That’s on us. The first thing that I did right after the game, we lost to Philadelphia, my brother will tell you. I was working out the next day. Just because I felt like ‘Damn, we didn’t do enough.’

"Obviously we didn’t do enough, they was the better team. It feels different, it’s a lot different — it’s a lot different from last year. We’re more together, we want it more, we’ve got the same vision, and that’s kind of hard when you’ve got a team like that.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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