Janoris Jenkins thinks he has Dez Bryant figured out

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The NFC East may not have the best teams in the NFL, but the division has the best receiver-cornerback rivalries.

Beyond Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Pretty Much Everyone and Pretty Much Everyone vs. Josh Norman, an interesting back-and-forth is brewing between Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant.

In two games between the two teams, Bryant had a total of two catches for 18 yards. So how did Jenkins pull it off?

I played better than he played,” Jenkins explained to 105.3 The Fan last week at the Super Bowl, via the Dallas Morning News.

“For real, though, to be honest, when you look at film and break down your opponents and the receivers that you’re facing, you notice what they like to do. Take away the slant and the dig, and when they get in 21 personnel and Dez is inside the number, you take away the corner post, he doesn’t have nothing else.”

Bryant also, in the opinion of Jenkins, doesn’t have speed.

“Everything’s got to be a double move to get him open because he’s not fast,” Jenkins said.

Dez, the ball is in your court. I know you won’t disappoint us.

19 responses to “Janoris Jenkins thinks he has Dez Bryant figured out

  1. 2 catches for 18 yards, both losses. It’s hard to argue with him. Dez needs to respond, on the field.

    -Cowboys Fan

  2. he’s not wrong. Dez can get completely shut down. I mean..Ive seen a 32 year old Deangelo Hall eat him up.

  3. Jenkins has a very tenuous grasp on the English language, let alone locking down an elite receiver indefinitely.Dez has burned him several times in previous meetings and did have his worst game in ny, we’ll see what year 2 of Dak to Dez looks like.

  4. I wish jackrabbit wouldn’t get into a war of words. Just continue to dominate and let your play say it all.

  5. “The NFC East may not have the best teams in the NFL”

    For a guy that pays attention to football for a living, I find this ignorant statement unacceptable. Dallas was the 2nd best team in the league last year and came within 1 kick and a miraculous catch from playing the NFC Championship game.

  6. Jenkins is kind of right though, Dez doesn’t have big speed but he is strong as heck.

    And he’s not mentally tough so that’s why you see plenty of 1 and 2 catch games from Dez.

    But hay I’m a Saints fan and I would love to have either one of these guys on my squad, especially Jenkins.

  7. It’s not like he’s hard to figure out… talented but mentally weak and incredibly selfish…

    Put em up against a little adversity, talk a little trash, and presto watch him implode and drag down the whole team…

    But then again, that’s pretty much always been true of that entire team… buncha weak willed divas…

  8. I actually came on here expecting some ignorant and immature comment from Jenkins but he did break it down nicely… we will see though how Dez Bryant responds next season.

  9. ariani1985 says:
    Feb 9, 2017 12:56 PM
    A GOOD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM COULD WIN THE NFC EAST! And I am a huge giants fan!
    ________________

    But could that same team find it’s way to 8-8 after starting 5-0? No, that would take at least a below average Pop Warner team.

  10. What’s strange is that as a Cowboys fan, I never thought Dez was good because of his speed or his route running. I’ve been firmly aware that he wins at the catch point because he’s just stronger than most DB’s, including Jenkins who apparently thinks it’s acceptable to flap his gums after one year. I also challenge that Dez isn’t mentally tough. The guy has changed a lot since his early years but apparently there are a lot of arm chair sports fans on this thread.

  11. dakelliot says:

    For a guy that pays attention to football for a living, I find this ignorant statement unacceptable. Dallas was the 2nd best team in the league last year and came within 1 kick and a miraculous catch from playing the NFC Championship game.
    ———————————————————

    Dallas lost at home in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers. They were lucky to even be in the game at the end.

    The 2nd best team in the league? Nope. Maybe the 4th or 5th best team.

  12. Cowboys fan here… J Jenkins is right about Dez. I’ve been saying it for years that his route running is terrible. People always complain about the coaching staff not moving him around but they can’t do that when A)he doesnt know the playbook and B) he can’t run the entire route tree. Ever since he broke his foot a couple of years ago, he has lost some speed. I personally like dez but we did pay him a big time contract, he needs to produce. Dez has the talent to be the best in the game but he’s need to adjust or else he’ll get figure out and be exposed.

  13. So everything Dez has done outside of two games this year doesn’t count? Slow your roll bro. The entire team came up short against the Giants this year.

    And I seem to recall you (Jenkins) being on the field against a Packers team with 3 banged recievers. How did that work out?

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