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.”