New Cowboys Ring of Honor addition Drew Pearson wore No. 88 in Dallas, just like Dez Bryant does now. It’s safe to say Pearson thinks Bryant has a lot of work to do before he can live up to Pearson’s legacy.
“You saw what happened in the fourth quarter. We had wide receivers that couldn’t finish the game. Come on! Jeez!” Pearson said on 103.3 FM Monday via the Dallas Morning News.
We noted Sunday night that Bryant has to prove he’s durable enough and well conditioned enough to hold up for an entire game, much less a season.
“The first quarter was spectacular. Great job, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah,” Pearson said. “But now we need you in the fourth quarter and you can’t even run? You catch three passes in the first quarter and then you get targeted five times after that and you don’t make any catches? . . . Let’s not be so high on this guy who hasn’t really done anything. He missed four games last season, he comes in this game and he can’t finish it out.”
It’s a fair point to make and Bryant’s next hill to climb. Pearson also thinks Bryant lacks professionalism in his routes.
“Dez’s first move was a jump, a hop-step. What is that?” Pearson asked. “That’s one second gone from the pass route. I mean, what is that? Come on. . . . Yeah, he’s raw. He’s a monster. That’s what monsters do, I guess. You see that in high school kids running routes like that.”
Yikes. It’s almost as if Bryant owes Pearson money.