He finishes with 45 catches on 72 targets for 561 yards and team-leading 6 TDs. The QB Rating on balls thrown to Bryant is also a team-high, at 102.8. I believe the Cowboys have seen all they have to see that they have not blown this 1st Round pick. He has been wonderful and clearly has the most promising of futures for the Cowboys.
Target Distribution: - Game 12 at Indianapolis
It was not a performance filled with fireworks for Jon Kitna. But, he did a nice job of complimenting a 200-yard rushing day by not turning the ball over, making a few key throws at key moments, and driving the bus. And, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that kind of day from your QB.
3RD/4TH Down Targets - Week 12 vs Indianapolis
Most interesting was the timing of the Kitna throws. Like in New York, we see that so much of the NFL comes down to making plays on 3rd Down. Kitna had 6 passes on the money down and converted on 4 of them to move the chains and keep going. His 3rd Down throw on the goal-line to Jason Witten is quite simply the difference between winning and losing.
Below, here are the season totals, with Dez Bryant now locked in. He is the leader in the clubhouse with TDs and QB Rating.
Target Distribution - Season To Date
Any time you are 12 games into a season and your QBs are passing at a 110 rating on 3rd Downs for the year, you would never assume the team is 4-8. That seems nearly impossible, and yet, like many things from this 2010 with the Cowboys, it is.
3RD/4TH Down Targets - Season To Date
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