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Yes, Virginia, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is a natural lefty

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) threw a touchdown pass to Jason Witten in Monday night’s victory over Detroit.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) threw a touchdown pass to Jason Witten in Monday night’s victory over Detroit. AP

Dez Bryant was surprised when the play call came into the huddle. He was more surprised that so many people didn’t know he was left handed.

“It was crazy,” Bryant said of his 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten on a trick play. “A lot of people couldn’t believe it. A lot of people have been telling me, ‘We’ve been waiting on it for the longest. It finally happened.’ I think the most shocking thing was people didn’t know I was left handed. I was like, ‘What? How do you not know I’m left-handed. Of course, I’m left-handed.’ I can do a lot of things with my right hand, too.”

Bryant said he can throw right handed as well. He bats right handed. He can kick with either foot.

The left-handed throw seem to take the Lions by surprise too.

“It was perfect,” Bryant said. “All credit goes to coach [Scott] ]Linehan and [guard] Joe Looney. If you go back and look at the play, go look at what Joe Looney did. He’s the reason that play extended. He made it happen. He got that guy off the edge.”

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