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October 10, 2013

A more mature Dez Bryant ready for battle DeAngelo Hall, won’t let him get to him

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant said he is ready for battle against Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall Sunday but he doesn’t expect the fisticuffs that nearly broke open between the two the last time Cowboys played the Redskins at AT&T Stadium.

It was last year on Thanksgiving Day when Hall escalated are argument by taking a swipe at Bryant. Bryant raised his fist like he was going to punch him but was pulled away.

Bryant said all of that is in the past.

“There’s no issue between us,” Bryant said. “I just think it’s the competition of the game. That’s all it is. We have mutual respect for one another. Sunday, it’s going to be a battle.”

Bryant said he has grown and he believes Hall has too. He also pointed out that nothing arose between the two in last year’s season final against the Redskins. But does admit that Hall knew how to push his buttons and get under his skin.

“Of course. No doubt. No doubt. No question. He did,” Bryant said. “I think I’m kind of past that and I think he thinks that too. It’s a respect between me and him. Last game that we played, we didn’t say a word, as far as disrespect. It was more, ‘Let’s go. Let’s play.’ Basically competing against one another.”

Clarence Hill


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