Will Yoder
Friday October 28th, 2011

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant helped his team’s defense prep for their matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend by playing the role of Michael Vick in practice, according to NFL.com.

"He did a great job. He has that unbelievable athleticism very similar to Michael Vick," Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee told the NFL Network's "Around the League. "The surprising thing about Dez though, he also has a great arm; he can throw the ball 60 yards. So he was running around giving us a great look and that's something we're going to use on Sunday."

Despite his struggles this season, Vick is still considered one of the most explosive players in the league and often causes headaches for defense who have to guard both his passing abilities as well as his ability to make plays with his legs. The former No.1 overall pick has run for 372 yards this season for the Eagles, and amassed a total of 676 yards on the ground last year.

In his career against Dallas, Vick has posted a 104.2 quarterback rating in four games, but has only run for 78 total yards.

Bryant, a second year standout receiver for the Cowboys is known for his tremendous athleticism. Last year in 12 games he hauled in 45 receptions with six touchdowns..  

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