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As Cowboys prep for Eagles, Dez plays the role of Vick

Cowboys' Bryant runs with the ball after the reception as Rams' Dahl and Harris try to make the tackle in their NFL football game in Arlington Reuters

Sunday night, the Cowboys will have to try to solve Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who despite being on the wrong side of 30 remains one of the most elusive players in the league.  The Cowboys have prepared for Vick in part by enlisting receiver Dez Bryant to play the role of Vick in practice.

Linebacker Sean Lee told NFL Network praised Bryant, who like Vick is left-handed.

“He did a great job,” Lee said.  “He has that unbelievable athleticism very similar to Michael Vick.  The surprising thing about Dez though, he also has a great arm; he can throw the ball 60 yards.  So he was running around giving us a great look and that’s something we’re going to use on Sunday.”

We’re going to use Bryant as a guest on NBC SportsTalk tonight (VERSUS, 6:00 p.m. ET), and we’ll ask him whether we may see him use that big arm at some point during a game.  If there’s anything else you want us to ask Dez, feel free to make some suggestions in the comments.

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41 Responses to “As Cowboys prep for Eagles, Dez plays the role of Vick”
  1. ken0west says: Oct 28, 2011 8:53 AM

    Ask him what his mom does.

  2. ninjapleazee says: Oct 28, 2011 8:54 AM

    did he kill dogs after practice?

  3. wawa33 says: Oct 28, 2011 8:55 AM

    Right after practice, Arthur Blank appeared mistakenly and pushed Dez around in a wheelchair.

  4. silversun60 says: Oct 28, 2011 8:56 AM

    What’s his favorite brand of belt?

  5. vysethelegend says: Oct 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    Ask him if all that bling is worth going broke over.

  6. scudbot says: Oct 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    There’s a pretty huge height difference that makes the ball come in at a different angle on shorter passes.

    Did Dez simulate the inability to diagnose blitz packages and mistakes that cause turnovers?

  7. howley1 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:01 AM

    Ask him if he had to fake an injury to play the Vick role as accurately as possible.

  8. burdette41 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:01 AM

    Ask him if the feeling in the locker room is that romo can take the team to a superbowl or of the team wonders like everyone else does.

  9. billinva says: Oct 28, 2011 9:02 AM

    Maybe he should replace Romo.

  10. derfshambeaux says: Oct 28, 2011 9:04 AM

    ask him how much he still owes on the jewelry he never paid for.

  11. snarkzilla says: Oct 28, 2011 9:05 AM

    I want a Dez Mexico jersey.

  12. phillyfan4ever says: Oct 28, 2011 9:06 AM

    Teams have been trying this crap for years and yet Michael Vick still makes opposing defenses look silly when they try to catch him.

    Going to be a great game either way

  13. lbdpatch says: Oct 28, 2011 9:08 AM

    Stop with the dog comments already. Its childish and Immature get over It, plus you are taking the only thing Tigrrr can talk about away from him and his bromance with Vick

  14. bleedgreen says: Oct 28, 2011 9:09 AM

    Shouldn’t Dez be like, playing WR? Seeing as how much practice he’s missed, he should be trying to get all the work in he can at his position, don’t you think?

  15. sj39 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:10 AM

    One A-hole playing the role of another A-hole.

  16. willyalistentothis says: Oct 28, 2011 9:12 AM

    And to prepare for Tony Romo, the Eagles defense has been spending extra time practicing interception returns.

    Neither of these QBs should get a free pass for being extra junky this season.

  17. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 28, 2011 9:16 AM

    Rob Ryan: “We’re not afraid to play Michael Vick. He’d be the 7th best QB on our team behind all our wide receivers….and just ahead of Tony Romo.”

  18. hit2hurt says: Oct 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    Ask him.. How much bling cloud a bling king bling if a bling king could bling bling?

  19. karwan87 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:18 AM

    Romo is the Only cowboy killer, not the eagles

  20. righteousaviator says: Oct 28, 2011 9:20 AM

    Believe me when I say I am no Dallas fan but I sincerely pray they destroy the Eagles and their fancy boy Vick.

  21. moneyfool11 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:21 AM

    If he is so great cowgirls can replace choking ROMO with another choker

  22. thedudeabideth says: Oct 28, 2011 9:25 AM

    Ask him if he practiced complaining to the refs.

  23. bhindenemylines says: Oct 28, 2011 9:41 AM

    karwan87 says:
    Oct 28, 2011 9:18 AM
    Romo is the Only cowboy killer, not the eagles
    ———————————

    As A Cowboys fan, I can say with all my heart that you are…75% correct sir.

    I put 5% on the dropped passes and the other 20% on Garrett’s play calling.

  24. jacunn2000 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:42 AM

    Hate the guy all you want, but I wish he was on my team.

  25. waltdawg says: Oct 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    Ask him if we could wear a belt? I’m sick of hearing and seeing his pants around his butt.

  26. howley1 says: Oct 28, 2011 9:59 AM

    Ask him if DeMarcus Ware will be wearing latex gloves in case Vick bleeds when he gets sacked so he doesn’t get the herps.

  27. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 28, 2011 10:09 AM

    Ask him if he can throw a football over them mountains.

  28. touchdownroddywhite says: Oct 28, 2011 10:16 AM

    Ask him what he’s done to try to put his personal troubles behind him and how he plans to make those distractions a thing of the past.

    Also ask him what he thinks of Rob Ryan’s comments on Megatron…

  29. kookooshlabonga says: Oct 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    Dez is apparently taking this very seriously… immersing himself in the role much like character method actors De Nero, Pacino and Daniel Day Lewis. Ask him his preffered method for killing dogs… Is it… 1) wetting the dog down and electrocuting it, 2) hanging it, 3) drowning it 4) shooting it, or 5) body slamming it to the ground. Go Eagles.

  30. Tim says: Oct 28, 2011 10:25 AM

    I have to admit.. that’s actually a pretty good idea, and I’m an Eagles fan.

  31. timbrehmer says: Oct 28, 2011 10:30 AM

    as a cowboys receiver that plays against their 1st team D every week in practice. does he worry about their depth at corner?

  32. thetigerreport says: Oct 28, 2011 10:30 AM

    Does playing the role of Mike Vick allow him to get tired half way through practice, or is that only when his is not in character?

  33. otis52gsh says: Oct 28, 2011 10:33 AM

    Dez can probally read a defense better too

  34. hashsview says: Oct 28, 2011 10:36 AM

    Ask Dez if he can play a whole 4 qtrs of football. I don’t see him doing much come the 4th qtr, but I guess thats hard when Romo starts serving up interceptions.

  35. gjones33 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:54 AM

    ask him why the somewhat struggling cowboys offense with tony romo at the helm doesnt help out his qb by putting dez in some sort of wildcat/pass run option reads from the shotgun..it would take some pressure off the offensive line, keep the defensive line honest, so that they just dont pin their ears back and go after romo (not that I mind, im a texans fan, but i like dez).
    Especially in the red zone, warrick dunn and LT are two great examples of coaches using their most athletic player’s other skills (i.e throwing and football intelligence ) to their advantage…and those plays work out pretty well..you would think maybe it would help the cowboys too, you could call it the lone ranger..cause they could certainly use it

  36. trollaikman8 says: Oct 28, 2011 10:56 AM

    Ask him if his Gatorade bottle has a hidden compartment a la Vick.

  37. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 28, 2011 10:58 AM

    And to aid the Eagles in playing the role of Tony OhNo they got Brett Favre to lob picks all week long.

    I’m sure after a close game and an Eagles victory Romo will disclose he was playing with a broken back, ruptured spleen, undiagnosed type I diabetes, a prostetic left leg, and no hands.

  38. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 28, 2011 11:35 AM

    And in another interview, Eagles DCon Jaun Castillio was interviewed and said he “thinks the world of Dez Bryant and he has alot of talent, he could probably be the best LB on our team.”

  39. blaz0037 says: Oct 28, 2011 11:48 AM

    most of you haters would love Tony Romo on your team, you just can’t admit it. And I hate the Cowboys. Vikes fan here (I know, I know)

  40. blaz0037 says: Oct 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    Throw out Brady, Brees, Manning, Rodgers, Rivers, Vick, and Romo is the best thing going. Most teams would clean house to have this guy.

    thats just a fact.

  41. jh500 says: Oct 28, 2011 1:07 PM

    Speaking of the Cowboys, there is nothing more entertaining than watching Romo choke in the 4th quarter.

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