Dez Bryant got himself in a bit of trouble earlier this month with an incident with his mother that could have him facing charges. And since many Cowboys have come to Dez Bryant’s aide and shown their support for him. Quarterback and team leader Tony Romo told ESPN he supported Dez, and linebacker and emerging leader Sean Lee told me that he supported Dez Bryant as well.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who traded up in the draft to get Dez Bryant said he hasn’t spoken to the wide receiver yet. Head coach Jason Garrett did speak to Dez Bryant though and front office officials met with Dez Bryant’s advisor and I use that term loosely since I believe he is masquerading as an advisor.
“We take it very seriously,” Jones said. “We’re very supportive of Dez, his mother and his family. The issue is very serious, and I haven’t spoken directly to Dez. But I do take it very seriously. We do not have all of the facts, all of the important details that are involved here. There are still some to evolve, but we all know it’s no excuse. You guys are sitting there you didn’t exactly have the silver spoon in your mouth either when you started out. I didn’t either. But for a guy to have a hard road to (haul) and still have challenges is not an excuse, but it’s a fact.”
And at the moment there are no plans for Jerry Jones and Dez Bryant to sit down and discuss what happened. Many in Dallas are bracing themselves to see what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell does and many think a suspension could hinder Dallas’ Super Bowl hopes tremendously. Dallas is already stretched thin at WR with no real clear choice for #3 on the depth chart.
“We’re all well-aware of the conduct policy at the league level,” Jones said. “And there again, that’s premature because we’ve got to see the information and ultimately where it leads us. He did make the plane. He is here in camp, and that’s all I want to say about it right now.”