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Read Ryan Switzer's first comments after being drafted by the Cowboys, learn all about his lip tattoo https://t.co/n6RRBze26x @Switz03 https://t.co/AW5odADYfV2017-4-29 18:46:10
The Dallas Cowboys drafted slot receiver Ryan Switzer in the fourth round on Saturday. They, along with everyone watching, quickly learned about his self-confidence and pain tolerance.
Dallas' new 5'8", 181-pound wideout has "Believe" tattooed inside his lower lip.
Upon seeing the ink, it's easy to believe that placement must have hurt. Switzer, however, called the tattoo "one of the easier ones I've gotten" in an interview with Dallas Morning News. He also explained his reasoning for choosing the unconventional spot.
"Yeah it is my absolute favorite word. It is my mantra, what I live by," Switzer said. "It was a place where at the time my mom wouldn't be able to see it and get mad at me."
Per NFL Network's Jane Slater, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he learned about Switzer's unique body art after bringing him on board:
Jane Slater @SlaterNFL
Jason Garrett on WR Ryan Switzer says they try to be thorough but didn't notice the tattoo.2017-4-29 19:13:58
As for Cowboys fans, they can believe their team just snatched a speedy pass-catcher who returned five punts for touchdowns as a freshman.