“For me, I think it was just general confidence in myself and me looking up to someone like that,” Wright said. “He played under (Cowboys defensive coordinator) Dan Quinn (in Seattle) so now I have the opportunity to play under him, and hopefully get to do the same things that Richard Sherman did. So we spoke and we have kind of a mutual respect.”
Wright’s initial comparison drew surprise from Sherman on Twitter, but apparently the 10-year veteran didn’t take offense.
“He told me if I ever needed help that I could reach out to him,” Wright said. “Richard is a great guy.”
At 6-foot-4, Wright has a tall, rangy build (like Sherman) that Quinn looks for in cornerback prospects.
He’s off to a good start in rookie minicamp, with an interception and a pass breakup on Saturday.