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Wade Phillips defends usage of Bryant

Jerry Jones says he didn’t throw his coaching staff under the bus when he suggested Dez Bryant was overworked when the rookie receiver suffered a high ankle sprain. 

“I’m not being critical,” Jones said.  “What I’m being is analytical, or trying to be analytical.”

Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips handled the situation calmly, as we’d expect.  He says it’s Jones’ right to question things. Phillips joked it only bothers him when the media questions the coach.

Jones’ criticism analysis was easy for Phillips to defend because few coaches are more mindful of not overworking players.  If anything, Phillips has been chastised for making camp too easy. He noted that he makes extra sure not to work players too hard. 

“I don’t think [Dez] is overworked,” receivers coach Ray Sheman said via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas. “We
divide the reps up with everybody. It was just one of those freak
things
.” 

We completely agree with Sherman.  (Although Orlando Scandrick always seems to be around those freak things.)

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21 Responses to “Wade Phillips defends usage of Bryant”
  1. Corey says: Aug 1, 2010 9:04 AM

    thats ok. theres only a couple teams with a better player to call their “3rd” corner

  2. MrHumble says: Aug 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    The Skipper and Gilligan show goes on in dallas…..bryant hurts himself on the first day of practice and the Pimp thinks he was “overworked” and what has become known as Wacky Wade’s Camp Cupcake……dez should be thankful that Mike Shannahan isn’t the headcoach. What a stupid ass explanation, “I wasn’t being critical but analytical”…….get ready nfl fans for two huge implosions this year in dallas and new york, it is inevitable.

  3. edgy says: Aug 1, 2010 9:19 AM

    High ankle sprains happen on the first play or the last, so I don’t agree with “coach” Jones and his assessment of the situation.

  4. BIG JB says: Aug 1, 2010 9:19 AM

    MAN PHILLIPS IS A IDIOT! THIS IS WHY DALLAS WONT WIN ASUPERBOWL THIS YEAR!

  5. DonTerrelli says: Aug 1, 2010 9:22 AM

    Hmm, Dez Bryant this year’s bust?

  6. 007 says: Aug 1, 2010 9:23 AM

    Hey Greg Rosenthaly, you said ” We completely agree with Sherman”….just curious if you have ever coached wide receivers or been an NFL coach…why do you completely agree with Sherman?

  7. BonnieD says: Aug 1, 2010 9:30 AM

    Jerry Jones: The Next Al Davis.

  8. 007 says: Aug 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    @MrHumble
    “The Skipper and Gilligan show goes on in dallas”…too funny, lol….I wonder if Wade took his hat off and beat JJ ( Gilligan) with it, lol.

  9. GaryClark says: Aug 1, 2010 9:40 AM

    Jerry Jones’ next statement, “Who in the hell is Wade Phillips?”

  10. TheToolofTools says: Aug 1, 2010 9:57 AM

    Overworked and Dez Bryant can never be used in the same sentence.
    Da Bitch wouldn’t even carry pads and what’s worse is he was too stupid to know he should !
    now that’s stupid.

  11. Burning River says: Aug 1, 2010 10:14 AM

    I keep hoping, year after year, that Jerrah would get run over at the end of a play, as he stands there along the sideline with that stupid look on his face. So far, no such luck.
    But there’s always hope…

  12. Terry says: Aug 1, 2010 10:39 AM

    Ahhh, and the sparing in Dallas begins; it must be football season!

  13. VoxVagina says: Aug 1, 2010 11:29 AM

    We haven’ even started the regular season and we’re hearing this? It’s gonna be a great season

  14. antneejay2 says: Aug 1, 2010 11:40 AM

    I gotta side with Foreskin Face on this one. Phillips has a lot of nerve making Jerrah’s players engage in football related activities.

  15. Green n' Gold says: Aug 1, 2010 11:50 AM

    STFU Jerry Jones and let your coaches coach. Wade Phillips, GROW A PAIR and tell Jerry to go fly a kite like J. Johnson did!!

  16. MrHumble says: Aug 1, 2010 12:04 PM

    The Pimp Jerrah thinks he drafted the next “Randy Moss”……I’m thinkin’ more like the next Roy Williams…..oh wait, they already have a roy williams, how about the next charles rodgers. They’re not “america’s team” but America loves it!!!! I heard Vegas was going to be posting odds on which team will implode first this year, da’ boys or the jets……my money is on the jets first.

  17. robert ethen says: Aug 1, 2010 12:25 PM

    “We wanted to give Bryant a lot of touches. How were we supposed to know that if you touch the guy he crumples into a heap on the ground.
    This ain’t soccer.”.

  18. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Aug 1, 2010 12:31 PM

    Two idiots. Some how Jerry makes it work on the business end of things. But still, two idiots.
    I wish Wade Phillips would just go away…

  19. txtroutslayer says: Aug 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    HA HA HA…Man all you Cowboy haters sure are going to be wishing your teams do as good as the Cowboys do this year. Jealously is an ugly virtue and man are you guys jealous…..I can’t wait for this season to start.

  20. rickvaldez says: Aug 2, 2010 11:34 AM

    txtroutslayer says:
    August 1, 2010 3:51 PM
    HA HA HA…Man all you Cowboy haters sure are going to be wishing your teams do as good as the Cowboys do this year. Jealously is an ugly virtue and man are you guys jealous…..I can’t wait for this season to start.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Your always the preseason favorites. Fans and the media say the same thing every year and what happens?? Dont let that playoff win last year go to your head and make you say crazy things.

  21. Brad Miller says: Aug 4, 2010 2:31 PM

    Cowboys are about to dominate this season. Just sayin’

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