So when Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant told a Dallas radio station “I believe I can do whatever he can do” in reference to Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson, he apparently wasn’t comparing himself to Johnson.
“I wasn’t comparing myself at all,” Bryant said on a conference call. “I think a lot of people took it the wrong way. Clearly, I said there’s no comparison. That’s something that I do not do. I don’t compare myself with anybody.”
According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, who reported Bryant’s comments, Bryant’s “frustration [was] obvious, even over a phone hundreds of miles away.”
“They haven’t really said anything to me about it because they all heard what I said,”Bryant said “I don’t take back anything I said because I didn’t say anything wrong. I think it’s how a lot of people are looking at it. I’m not lying about anything I’m saying. I take pride in my game. There’s a lot of stuff that I believe I can do, just besides football.”
Bryant is having a fantastic season. Through seven games, he has 42 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns.
The Cowboys and the Lions will battle at Ford Field at 1:00 pm EST Sunday.