Dez Bryant would be fun to cover, says Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman says he'd love the chance to line up against Dez Bryant should the wideout play in Sunday's Seahawks-Cowboys showdown.
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By David Kenyon

Dez Bryant is trying to return for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, and cornerback Richard Sherman seems to enjoy the thought of the Dallas Cowboys receiver coming back on Sunday.

According to Brady Henderson of ESPN 710 Seattle, Sherman said helooks forward to being challenged by a player of Bryant’s caliber.

“It’s a fun challenge when I’m asked to do it. It’s fun playing football in general, but it’s a fun challenge to go out there and match up. It’s just fun going out there and challenging yourself every play. … It would be a lot of fun. He’s a great player. We have had some pretty cool battles over four, five years. It’d be fun.”

Hopefully Bryant, who is recovering from a foot injury, is healthy enough to play, because even if “fun” isn’t the perfect word for Sherman, the individual battle certainly is fun for viewers.

David Moore of The Dallas Morning News notes Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Bryant is not a lock but is on track to suit up for the clash.

The unfortunate part of Bryant’s potential return, though, is that Tony Romo won’t be throwing the passes. Matt Cassel doesn’t have an established connection and is nowhere near as good a quarterback as Romo.

If Bryant indeed takes the field, it’d be smart to temper expectations more so because of Dallas than Sherman—not that the Seattle corner is overrated by any means. In three career matchups, Bryant has managed 11 catches for 156 yards and zero touchdowns.

Regardless, we’ll see if Sherman gets to have some fun opposite Bryant on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox.

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