Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Dez Bryant proclaims he’s the best Madden player in Cowboys’ locker room
Says Romo's "pretty good."
DALLAS Roy White from 105.3 The Fan, when presented with some one-on-one time with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, did exactly what I would have done: Talk about video games. Namely, the recent release of Madden 25, which was launching midnight that night. Bryant already had his copy, though, so the two were able to have an informed discussion about the game.
“I’m the best Madden player in this locker room,” he said authoritatively.
“There’s no one else?”
“Nope. There’s only one person who would probably have a chance, and that’s Tony [Romo]. … Yeah, Tony’s pretty good.”
So, first revelation: Tony Romo plays enough Madden to be deemed “pretty good” by a self-proclaimed Madden champion. There’s probably a joke in there for some of the quarterback’s critics.
So now that we’ve established Bryant as an expert in all things Madden, The Fan asked him about his own player rating in the game — a numerical value that’s meant to be an at-a-glance statistic for a player’s overall skill.
“Do you agree with your rating?” The Fan asked.
“I’ll accept it.”
“What do you think they got wrong or got right?”
“My catch is 97, it should be at least 98 or 99. My jumping is 98, it should have been 99.”
Bryant is satisfied with his own speed rating, but not with the rating given to teammate Lance Dunbar. “!@#$, they’ve got me faster than Dunbar,” he said. “It’s like 80-something. I feel like his speed should have been at least 96/97.”
But rest assured, Bryant is on the case. “Don’t worry, I got the guy who does the ratings. I follow him on Twitter. I got on it.”
Dez Bryant: Catching balls and righting wrongs.
There’s more with Bryant, and The Fan goes on to talk more Madden with more players. Listen to the full clip if you want more of that.