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Charles Barkley’s favorite NFL player? Dez Bryant

by John Helsley Published: May 20, 2010

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Looks like Charles Barkley has a new favorite NFL player:

Former Oklahoma State receiver and current Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant. Here’s why:

Barkley isn’t the only fan of the former OSU All-American. Dallas tight end Jason Witten had high praise for Bryant.

“He can really change the game,” Witten said after the first day of Cowboys’ OTA. “More than any of the other stuff, he wants to be good, he wants to play, and that’s what you want to see; not all the other crap that you hear about – ‘does he want to play, does he want to get better?’, and he showed that today, I thought.”

And Pro Bowl cornerback Mike Jenkins, who went-one-on-one with Bryant, came away impressed by the rookie.

“He’s going to be great, man,” he said. “I’ve never seen a young guy come in the first day (like that). Usually guys need a day to get into it. I wanted to get a feel for him today. I kind of lined up in his face like I was going to press. He seems like one of those guys who likes to be pressed, likes to be physical.”

Sounds like Barkley is soon to be joined by many others, especially in Dallas, Texas.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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