Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones says the team plans on challenging Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman when the teams play on Sunday.
Sherman has rarely been challenged this season, being targeted only 14 times and allowing one touchdown through five games. The Green Bay Packers did not throw to his side in their season-opening loss, and the Washington Redskins threw his way just three times on Monday.
Jones said that Dallas must make Sherman cover the Cowboys receivers one-on-one, and thinks Dez Bryant is just the player to do it.
“With all of the respect we have for him, we're going to have to give him some business over there or we will hurt the balance of what we can do relative to certainly the passing game," Jones said on 105.3 FM The Fan. "We can't run from him. That's easy to say and hard to do. We got to challenge him and make him at least cover us one-on-one, and Dez, of course, is the guy who can do it. So I don't see us compromising the rest of our offense by running from Sherman like that."
Bryant said he plans on going after Sherman, who has 10 tackles and one pass defensed. Bryant leads the NFL in touchdown catches since 2012 with 29. He has 32 catches for 376 yards and four touchdowns this season.
"Like I said, you can't just think you're going to go in there and do this. You have to be well-prepared," Bryant said, according to ESPN.com.
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