June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks during a press conference after minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says Dez Bryant can do somethings better than Calvin Johnson


There has been a lot of back and forth over some comments Dez Bryant made regarding Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He basically said that he can do anything Megatron can do. Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson said that Dez can’t do what Megatron can.

Now Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is weighing in.

“I think Johnson at Detroit is got to be the best receiver – or best end target, if you want to put it like that – best guy to go to right now in the league,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “Dez can aspire to be that and has a chance to be that. Dez does some things better than he does. But the guy has great size.”

He kind of backs off his comment slightly when comparing their respective Hail Mary like plays. Johnson caught a pass in the middle of three defenders. Bryan didn’t catch his. Of course, Jones thinks it is because Johnson has the extra height.

“In our ballgame the other day, on the Hail Mary, you can’t set it up better, you can’t be in better position to make that play,” Jones said. “And Dez can time that ball a little better and we score right at the half. Well, my picture of Johnson is that, boy, he’s sitting down there and he’s got that great extra height, that great extra reach and it just seems like he makes those kinds of plays. Having said that, you may have one and two of the top receivers in the league right there.”

Tags: Calvin Johnson Dallas Cowboys Detroit Lions Dez Bryant Jerry Jones

  • Herman Moore

    LOL! Jones is a moron. Dez can hit more strip clubs per night than any other receiver in the league, I’ll give him that. But when it comes to performance on the field, he’s not on the same level as Megatron.

  • Darlene Helisek

    Jerry Jones is often saying stupid things. He also said D. Sanders could cover C. Johnson. Sanders answered” “he played in a different era, so can make no comparison”. Classy and great man. After Dez’s outburst on the sidelines Sunday, proving he couldn’t cover Johnson, started ranting and raving and had to be settled down by his own team.. To settle the question, once an for all, proving who is the best Calvin or Dez ~ ask their peers. They’ll vote Calvin 100%. Oops, made a mistake, Dez and a few might vote for him.