Former Dallas Cowboys great Drew Pearson believes that Dez Bryant isn’t living up to the expectations that go along with wearing the number 88.
“He’s not living up to the expectations that were placed on him by wearing that number,” Pearson said, Jonathan Hull of MyWestTexas.com. “Drew Pearson took it to the Ring of Honor level and Michael Irvin took it way beyond that to the Hall of Fame level.
“When Michael and I had a chance to talk to Dez when he came in his rookie year we told him, ‘Don’t do what Drew Pearson did in it. Don’t do what Michael did in it. Do more than that.’ I know that’s a lot to live up to, but what else is there? You live up to those expectations and people will cherish you for the rest of your life.”
Pearson is absolutely right, when s wide receiver is wearing the number 88 as a Cowboys it’s something special and Bryant has the talent to be even better than both Pearson and Michael Irvin.
Right now it looks like Bryant isn’t willing to put the work in, but would rather rely on his talent to get by. The problem is that he’ll never fulfill his potential and he won’t have a long NFL career if he can’t focus on his job.