Lions receiver Calvin Johnson could very well be the best wide receiver in the NFL today, and he’s done a number on the Cowboys in the past--in the last meeting between the teams, a 34-30 comeback win for Detroit, Johnson had eight catches, 96 yards and two fourth quarter touchdown catches.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says, come Sunday, he’ll be more worried about his team defending new Lions running back Reggie Bush than Johnson. Jones cited the Cowboys' past struggles with running back catching balls out of the backfield.
“Well, I think Bush. When I look at where we seem to have some vulnerability using the passes out of the backfield, I look at what San Diego did, I look at times what Philadelphia did, if they were able to do anything at all, coming out of that backfield. That seems defensively to be a rough area for us,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve worked on it a lot this week. Now, Johnson he wins most every match when they compete for the ball, if the ball is up there and he’s got a chance to get it, he wins it. he’s got the size and got the skill to make it, and again, that’s my point. They got a guy who can really, really deliver the ball, so having said that, I think Bush would be the one to leave home if we could get him left home.”
Through six games this season, Bush has more than 700 yards from scrimmage (426 rushing, 305 receiving), one rushing touchdown and a pair of receiving touchdowns.
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