November 20, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) are separated by teammates and officials in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: The Cowboys won 27-24 in overtime. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

DeAngelo Hall to cover Dez Bryant


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.

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  • Corey Butler

    Dez will go for for 11 catches for 183 yards with 3 touchdowns if the Redskins allow Hall to take him one-on-one.

    • JoeDaBeast

      The Deadskins are not dumb enough to have Hall cover Dez one-on-one. There will be Linebacker help underneath and/or safety help over the top. I don’t think he will have the line you stated, but it’ll be pretty close AND entertaining. I’m happy that Monday is a day off for me so I can hoot and holler the entire game!!!