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Tuesday March 26th, 2013

 

Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant says he is eyeing the 2,000 yard receiving mark this season.  (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant says he is eyeing the 2,000 yard receiving mark this season. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a breakout 2012 season, catching 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns, including catching 50 passes for 879 yards and 10 touchdowns in the final eight games of the season.

He is setting his sights on even loftier goals for 2013: 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

"That's still scratching the surface," Bryant said to ESPNDallas.com. "It's only going to get better, to be honest. I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody's seen anything.  I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That's just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen."

Bryant played the last three games of the season with a broken index finger that required surgery this offseason and says that he is more mature and plans to take a leadership role this season.

"That's all having to do with understanding me being a Dallas Cowboy, me knowing who I am as a person, just understanding that I'm a grown man," Bryant said. "It's time to be a leader. It's time to step up and just do what you need to do. Hold yourself accountable."

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