Dez Bryant is responsible for destroying one cornerback’s NFL career before it ever began, according to former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Ryan appeared on FS1’s Undisputed on Tuesday, telling a story of how the former Oklahoma State receiver essentially ruined a rookie cornerback’s career on the first day of practice. Ryan said the corner is still playing, but Bryant wrecked his confidence during practice that day to the point he has had a “terrible” career.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 15, 2018
The cornerback in question is probably former No. 6 overall pick Morris Claiborne, who was known for his inconsistencies during his five-year run with the Cowboys. He was the only rookie cornerback on the Cowboys’ roster who was not an undrafted free agent during Ryan’s two seasons as defensive coordinator from 2011-2012. Claiborne currently plays for the New York Jets.
That is some solid ammunition for Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State staff to use when recruiting receivers. Come to Stillwater, and you can become so good that you can embarrass defensive backs right out of the NFL.
Bryant is currently a free agent after the Cowboys released him in April. He is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2014.
[h/t For The Win!]