Everyone Loves Dez, Even ... Charles Barkley?

Loves me some Dez Bryant.

So does Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins. And tight end Jason Witten.

And even, yep, NBA analyst Charles Barkley.

"Where I'm from you can talk about anything in the world, but if you say something about somebody mama you got no choice, you got to go!" Barkley told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. "For him to have the patience not to get up and beat the hell out the guy, he's my new favorite NFL player."

Scouts love his talent. Teammates love his playmaking. Barkley loves his composure in the heat of being asked if his mom was a prostitute.

That sound you hear is Bryant's bar being raised.


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