Expectations for Dez Bryant will be very high in Dallas, especially the first time he takes the field sporting his just assigned number 88 jersey. Ahhh shades of the great Drew Pearson and electric Michael Irvin… But wait a second… Haven’t we seen that jersey before? It looks strangely familiar…
Sufferin’ succotash, it’s none other than Antonio Bryant!
Heck, why pay a hundred bucks for brand new Dez Bryant jersey when you can pull your old Antonio Bryant jersey out of mothballs and get some bang for your bucks. What’s that you say? You already burned them, tore them to shreds, or donated them to the Salvation Army? Well, that’s too bad then, sorry about your bad luck.
As most Cowboys fans know, Antonio Bryant never quite lived up to his advance billing and over-hyped expectations, but maybe Dez Bryant will be the “chosen one” and finally restore prominence to the hallowed Number 88 Jersey and bring balance to the force. Use the force Dez, use the force…
Incidentally, in case you were wondering how the selection of Dez Bryant sits with our current crop of wide receivers, Calvin Watkins of ESPN dishes out the dope,
Thursday night, a source said the Cowboys will attempt to trade backup wide receiver Sam Hurd to give him the options of gaining more playing time with another team. While Hurd is grateful for an opportunity to compete, he’s tired of being a special teams ace.
I never saw Hurd as anything more than an emergency backup WR, and basically just a Special Teams player anyway. In my opinion, he was quickly passed over by Kevin Ogletree on the depth chart anyway and looks like the sixth best receiver on the team right now.
Patrick Crayton, will still fill the number three wideout spot with the addition of Dez. He and Romo have some good karma going and the team will not do anything to change that. Plus Crayton is an all and all solid player, a team first guy, and a great guy in the locker room.
Obviously, the player who is effected the most by last nights big news is Roy Williams. Reportedly, he has welcomed Bryant with open arms and said competition is a good thing. Now tell us what you’re really thinking Roy?
Roy Williams sounds a lot like Senator Palpatine telling Queen Amidala that he would restore peace and democracy back to the republic. We all know now, what he was really thinking… Watch your back Dez!
The problem is what do the Cowboys do with Roy? I asked fellow LSS blogger Nate the Cowboy Ninja his thoughts, and he believes the Cowboys will most likely be stuck with him for this year and then just cut him after the season. The reasoning behind that is the unlikelyhood that the Cowboys can find a team willing to take on all that salary.
As for Miles? He must be all smiles thinking about all those open field TD passes coming his way, now that he has a speedy accomplice to splits opposing secondaries. In fact I believe Miles was the biggest benefactor of the Dez Bryant selection and he could have a monster season that will blow last year’s breakthrough season completely out of the water.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…