The NFL’s Network Shaun O’Hara said that the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant is not a top five wide receiver.
O’Hara continues to say that Bryant is not an elite receiver!
His reasoning? Because Bryant had four games last season where he had 40 receiving yards!
Are we serious here?
O’Hara either harbors a deep hatred for the Cowboys or he did not watch any of the Cowboys games last season! OR BOTH! (He’s a former Giant).
For starters, Mr. O’Hara, Bryant is coming off of his second straight 1,000 receiving yards season; and he had 93 receptions, 1,233 receiving yards, and 13.3 yards receiving average.
And voted to the Pro Bowl.
Compared to the O’Hara’s magnificent five, Bryant’s numbers are comparable. Bryant had more touchdowns than all of them, except Thomas, who had 14 to Bryant’s 13. Calvin Johnson (12), Brandon Marshall (12), Green (11), and Andre Johnson (5).
Bryant ‘s 1,233 receiving yards were last compared to theirs, but only by 259 yards to this group’s receiving leader, Calvin Johnson’s 1,492.
Bryant’s 13.3 yards receiving average would be third out of the group, only behind Calvin Johnson’s 17.8 average and A.J. Green’s 14.6 average.
His 93 receptions were fourth out of the group.
But the caveats Mr. O’Hara are the touchdowns. Bryant’s 25 touchdowns are more than any receiver over the last two seasons. That is more than both Johnsons’, Marshall, Thomas, and Green.
You add his receptions, total receiving yards, and touchdowns over the last two seasons, Mr. O’Hara, and Bryant is not only a top five receiver, but he is elite!
So elite that a contract extension is warranted.
Dez Bryant is an elite receiver.
And a top five receiver!
And I bet you didn’t know that either Mr. O’Hara.