Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant aren’t strangers to one another and they have a history. Their one-on-one battles will continue on Sunday Night Football with the cornerback expecting to guard Dez.
“It’s going to be a hell of a football game,” Hall said, via the Washington Post. “Any time you have a chance to go against somebody that you feel is one of the best, you’re going to try to rise to the occasion. That’s in anything you do. That’s just the competitiveness in all of us. … Any time you have a guy like that, who I feel like is a hell of a football player, and he’s obviously one of the best in the game, so you definitely want to bring it.”
Their history of going up against one another, about twice a year, has Hall feeling confident. He even feels like he knows exactly how to guard Bryant.
“As a coordinator, as a player, you try to do a lot of things,” Hall said. “You try to give him a hard foul, try to hit him, you try to do things to change the look. You can’t just sit back there and play a zone, you can’t just sit back and play man.”
Dez has the size advantage in the match up but it is Hall who might have gotten the best of Bryant in the past. In Hall’s five games against Bryant, the Redskins have a 3-2 record.