Dez Bryant's promise put to test

IRVING, Texas -- Dez Bryant believes the flashes of brilliance will start occurring frequently. He vows the frustrating mistakes will cease.

The Dallas Cowboys' most maddening player -- because of his seemingly limitless ability and because of all his flaws -- promises he's prepared to live up to his potential.

"I feel like now, it's about time," Bryant told ESPNDallas.com on Thursday. "It's about time."

Oh, it's about time, all right. It might be now or never, as far as Bryant's career with the Cowboys goes.

Bryant better prove for the rest of the season that his production -- not just potential -- is worth putting up with all of his problems. If not, the Cowboys could spend some of their offseason coming up with a plan to replace the immensely talented receiver who slid to the 24th overall pick of the 2010 draft primarily because of personal issues.

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