Thursday, November 21, 2013
Dez Bryant won't take trash-talking bait
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant isn't biting on all the barking from the New York Giants' secondary.
Bryant heard about the Giants' vow to get physical with him Sunday. The competitor in Bryant might have wanted to fire back, but he plans to let his actions speak for themselves Sunday at MetLife Stadium instead of getting sucked into a trash-talk exchange.
“They can say whatever they want to say,” said Bryant, who added that he's never had a problem defeating press coverage. “That's what they believe, we'll let them believe that. We're going to go out and we're going to play our game.”
The Giants held Bryant to four catches for 22 yards in the Cowboys' season-opening win, often double-teaming him with a cornerback playing press coverage and a safety over the top. The New York defensive backs apparently think they've got the formula for stopping Bryant figured out.
"Get your hands on him," Giants safety Will Hill told reporters, comments that were seconded in a little less inflammatory manner by cornerback Prince Amukamara. "He doesn't like to be touched, like most receivers in this league. But really him. He doesn't like to be touched."
Kind of sounds like Hill is calling the 6-foot-2, 222-pound Bryant soft, huh?
“Call it whatever you want to call it,” Bryant said, refusing to take the bait and playfully bantering with the Valley Ranch media. “Like I said, we're just going out and playing our game on Sunday. I have no comment to really none of that. I'm not getting into no trash talk. Not going to let [the media] bait me.
“I'm just going out there and just playing, you know. Play Cowboy football.”