Earlier in the week, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett paid Lions receiver Calvin Johnson the highest compliment by saying he was probably the best player in the NFL.
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan agreed that Johnson is a great receiver and player the Cowboys must contain in Sunday's matchup against the Lions.
But he took a page out of former Vikings' receiver Chris Carter's book when he said Johnson was not as good as Cowboys receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.
"You know, he’s a great receiver," Ryan said. "We work against better receivers with Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. They’re probably the premier receivers in football, but this guy’s right there. He’s excellent. We’re going to get after it. I know he’s on this touchdown thing."
Carter has received a lot of criticism for leaving Johnson off his list of top five receivers in the NFL.
But at least he didn't say, Johnson would be the third best guy in Dallas.