As Dallas prepares to head to Detroit, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones says Calvin Johnson is not the Lion who worries him most.
Asked on KRLD-FM whether he’s more concerned about his defense facing Johnson or Lions running back Reggie Bush, Jones answered that the Cowboys’ greatest problem on defense will be keeping Bush in check.
“Well, I think Bush,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “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. We’ve worked on it a lot this week.”
The last time the Lions faced the Cowboys, Johnson scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead Detroit to a comeback win. So Jones knows Johnson is a threat. He just thinks Bush is a greater threat.
“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,” Jones said. “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.”
Unfortunately for the Cowboys, both Bush and Megatron will be on the field on Sunday.