Dez Bryant Is No Calvin Johnson

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To be fair, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant wasn't trying to say he was better than Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. He was just rattling off some pro-athlete intensity-and-toughness boilerplate in a radio interview when he uttered the fateful line "I believe I can do whatever he can do."

Thus, a narrative was born. The purported Dez versus Megatron feud dominated pregame and now postgame chatter, which is useful since it helps distract from the actual storyline of the game, which is too painful to recount.

The moral of the story for Dez is that it's best to stick to vague platitudes about intensity and toughness and avoid direct comparisons, especially when the person you're comparing yourself to is about to rack up the second highest single-game receiving total in NFL history:

What those stats fail to measure is sideline tantrums, a metric in which Bryant bested Johnson 2-0:

See also: Sports Illustrated's Massive Okie State Investigation Reveals that Dez Bryant Was Not a Very Good Student

Which led to unflattering comparisons (for Dez) on Bryant and Johnson's relative maturity levels.

In sum, Dez Bryant is no Calvin Johnson and would be wise to keep his mouth shut. But he's more than welcome to keep doing this:

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Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Ha Ha Suckers - Same old, Same old 

Just play well enough to keep em watching then crush their little dreams    

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

here's the stat that matters: 3-0 in the NFC East.

jamessavik
jamessavik

What is it was Dallas wide outs being divas? Is it something in the water?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Dez, you are still a badass reciever, maybe you should rip on the D.  They made you look like a fool for saying you could do what Calvin can do

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

Is there a bigger kick in the nuts than that game? Oh wait, Game Six in the 2011 World Series.

coachbranden
coachbranden

@ChrisYu This isn't college. Your division means nothing if your overall record isn't better than theirs..

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

@Mervis_Earl that could be just enough, ask the Giants. course I know most people here just want to kick the Cowboys when their down.

themadv
themadv

@oakclifftownie and that applies to this week as well. he constantly keeps scoring 40 points of more. 


Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

So has Sharon. Is that burnt ends I smell?

Mervis_Earl
Mervis_Earl

I like to kick them any chance I get. Mostly the fans though.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@oakclifftownie @themadv who you gonna get, cause you aint getting Brady Rodgers Peyton Eli Kap.  Yall want to run romo out but I bet he'd win a Super Bowl on another team, and there are plenty of teams who would take him in a heartbeat.  Maybe they should figure out how not to give up 300 yd to 1 reciever

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