It's Dallas Week in Washington. We're only on Week 2 of the NFL season, but both the Redskins and the Cowboys have a lot to prove on Sunday.
The most anticipated matchup will be star receiver Dez Bryant versus star cornerback Josh Norman. They're both big name talents, but the way the Redskins used their $75 million offseason acquisition in Week 1 will draw even more attention to him this weekend.
Rather than moving Norman onto Steelers superstar Antonio Brown wherever he lined up on the field, Washington left the All-Pro corner on one side of the field and allowed Brown to go one-on-one with Bashaud Breeland.
It didn't go well.
The Dallas Morning News caught up with Bryant Tuesday at the Cowboys' new facility in Frisco, Texas. When asked his thoughts on how the Redskins defended Brown, Bryant literally laughed out loud.
"No comment. L.O.L.," he said Tuesday afternoon before walking off in laughter.
The idea of facing Breeland in single coverage likely appeals to Bryant, whom Norman held to two catches and 26 yards in their most recent meeting last year.
But he sounds eager to face Norman if the opportunity arises.
"I can't wait," Bryant said. "I think it's going to be exciting for both sides. We look forward to playing some great football."
"He has earned his respect in this league. When you go up against a guy like that, you're going to have bring your best because if you don't, he'll get the best of you."
Redskins coach Jay Gruden hasn't committed to putting Norman on every team's No. 1 receiver, but said he'd consider that option going forward.
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