ARLINGTON (AP)  Dez Bryant is listening. And learning.

A month into his second season with the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant has become more than a well-intentioned kid who keeps getting himself into trouble. He’s becoming more of a professional.

He understands what’s required of him and what the consequences are if he doesn’t live up to those requirements. He’s showing up on time for meetings and practices. He knows his playbook and runs crisp routes.

New receivers coach Jimmy Robinson says Bryant remains a work in progress, but he’s certainly making progress.

Tight end Jason Witten says he is impressed with everything he’s seen from Bryant on and off the field.

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