When it comes to elite talent, none come bigger than the Cowboys number one wide receiver.
When healthy, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is one of the NFL’s best receiver’s in the league. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Bryant has the size and speed to do pretty much whatever it is that he pleases on the football field. He is a nightmare for cornerbacks to take on one-on-one with his size and ability to go get those typical Dez jump balls. He also has the speed and athleticism to give the Cowboys the advantage if the defense somehow puts a safety on him.
Per All22.com, the Cowboys newest member of the defensive secondary, Nolan Carroll, is very happy that he will now be teammates with Bryant. The Cowboys newest cornerback admitted on a SiriusXM show this past week that he is happy to have Dez on his side moving forward.
Nolan Carroll: Dez brought it every single snap…was fun, yet tiring to go against him. #Cowboys
— Zig Fracassi (@ZigFracassi) March 19, 2017
#Cowboys are signing cornerback Nolan Carroll to a 3-year, $10 million deal with $4M in the first year, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 11, 2017
Carroll came over to the Cowboys during this past week’s free agency period on a three-year deal worth $10 million. He comes to the Cowboys as a former enemy as he played the past three seasons in green with the hated Philadelphia Eagles.
Over the past three seasons, Carroll and Bryant have gone at one another five times, with the Cowboys receiver getting the advantage most times. He had 35 receptions for 404 yards and five touchdowns in those meetings and showing Carroll that like most corners in this league, you can’t handle Bryant in one-on-one matchups.
You can’t give Carroll a hard time for what Bryant was able to do when they were matched up. Honestly, Bryant does this most weeks when he is healthy, something that has not been a regular thing during the past few seasons.
The more times that Carroll goes up against Dez in practice, the better of a player he will be for it!