Dez Bryant hopes to prove to everyone on Sunday that he’s just as good as Calvin Johnson when the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions meet at Ford Field.
“Truth be told, I don’t compare myself to nobody,” Bryant said Monday during an appearance on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas. “I think Calvin’s the best at what he [does]. I think I’m the best at what I do.”
Bryant was asked what Johnson could do that he couldn’t, he responded saying, “I believe I can do whatever he can do. I think it’s just a pride thing. When it comes to football, just being on the field, it’s a mindset and having a mentality. I honestly believe when I’m there, I’ll be feeling like there’s nothing I can’t do. Whatever the coaches ask me to do, I’m going to do it.
“I always feel like there’s more. I think that’s just a mindset you’re supposed to have.”
Johnson set an NFL record with 1,964 yards for the Lions last season. Bryant said in the offseason that he believes he can become the first 2,000-yard receiver in NFL history.
“I think that Johnson at Detroit has got to be the best receiver or best end target, if you want to put it like that, the best guy to go to right now in the league,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM. “Dez can aspire to be that and has a chance to be that.”
Bryant has 42 receptions for 569 yards this season with six touchdowns, while Johnson has 33 receptions for 492 yards and also six touchdowns.