Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant broke into a smile when he was asked about the bracket coverage the Titans used all game on Sunday in an attempt to slow the Pro Bowler down.
“Sign of respect,” Bryant said, per ESPN Dallas. “There’s nothing else to that.”
Bryant found a way around the constant double-teams, ending the day with 10 catches, 103 yards and a touchdown, but admits that he could stand to work on beating this brand of coverage in practice--not an easy task, by his own admission.
“I’m going to have to go to practice and work on it,” Bryant said. “I am. I don’t think you really can [beat that coverage], but in my mind, I can beat anything.”
This isn’t to say Bryant minds the attention. With the defense worried about No. 88, running back DeMarco Murray ran all over the Titans to the tune of 167 yards and a score on 29 carries on Sunday. Moving forward, Bryant knows the roles may be reversed, with defenses preoccupied by Murray allowing Bryant to run wild.
“DeMarco is turning straight beast mode, man, straight beast mode,” Bryant said. “I know he’s going to keep doing that. When he runs the ball like that, all the running backs, it just makes our jobs that much easier.”
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