Drew Pearson: Dez Bryant is not living up to the expectations of the No. 88
Former Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson is never shy about his general dislike for Dez Bryant. Although Bryant is only in his third NFL season, Pearson rips him like he’s a draft bust who has no chance of turning it around. Last Season, the Dallas legend blasted Dez for not finishing games. Earlier this week, he basically said Bryant hasn’t earned the right to wear the No. 88.
“He’s not living up to the expectations that were placed on him by wearing that number,” Pearson said according the Midland Reporter-Telegram. “Drew Pearson took it to the Ring of Honor level and Michael Irvin took it way beyond that to the Hall of Fame level.
“When Michael and I had a chance to talk to Dez when he came in his rookie year we told him, ‘Don’t do what Drew Pearson did in it. Don’t do what Michael did in it. Do more than that.’ I know that’s a lot to live up to, but what else is there? You live up to those expectations and people will cherish you for the rest of your life.”
In case you didn’t already think this guy was a dink, perhaps the fact that he went third person will push you over the edge. Pearson then went on to rip the Cowboys offense by lying about his hay day.
“We were never this stagnant,” he said. “Throughout my career we averaged at least 28 points per game and there were seasons we averaged more than 30 points per game.”
Pro Football Talk went back and did a little fact checking on that claim and determined that Dallas averaged more than 28 points per game in only two of Pearson’s 11 seasons. Same thing, right? Bryant may not have come close to fulfilling his potential yet, but he must be sick of hearing about it from Drew Pearson.