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Stephen Jones denies team would trade Dez Bryant

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Yesterday, we passed along a report in which a Cowboys front office member said wide receiver Dez Bryant could be available in a trade.   We surmised that the Cowboys would quickly issue a denial.

And so it has come to pass.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the report is “totally wrong.”  Hill points out that the only front office members that matter have the last name of “Jones.”

Fair enough, although the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.  We trust that Bryant isn’t going anywhere, but everyone is available at the right price.  More to the point, the front office member that spoke out was likely hinting at some frustrations with Bryant bubbling under the surface.

The Cowboys will find a way work out those problems, because they aren’t in the position to be trading away talent like Bryant.

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23 Responses to “Stephen Jones denies team would trade Dez Bryant”
  1. pervyharvin says: Jan 19, 2011 10:31 AM

    Thre same people that believed The Boys would give up Bryant also think manual labor is the president of Mexico.

  2. closisgood says: Jan 19, 2011 10:36 AM

    The only fans in Dallas that want Dez gone are white. Seems like they prefer Indy’s or NE’s line-ups, aren’t they the 2 whitest in the league.

  3. buschleaguebandit says: Jan 19, 2011 10:39 AM

    So tomorrow you’ll have a post saying that it is confirmed that the Cowboys will not trade Dez Bryant. Another typical, misleading, biased post from the great writers at PFT.

    LMAO @ percyharvin comment

    How bout them Cowboys!!!

  4. da11ascowboys says: Jan 19, 2011 10:40 AM

    yeeah RIGHT. Dallas loves this kid.

  5. chapnastier says: Jan 19, 2011 10:48 AM

    “Fair enough, although the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. We trust that Bryant isn’t going anywhere, but everyone is available at the right price”

    OK so if “everyone” is available then why not get some more stories about everyone else and the possibility of them being traded? The fact of the matter is all of the media, this website included, ragged on this kid before the draft, before pre-season and during the regular season. You all are doing your best to create an issue that doesn’t seem to be there just to satisfy your own predictions. Most people have no problem admitting when they are wrong or have made a mistake, the media on the other hand can’t seem to be man enough to do so. (with the obvious exception of the Aaron Rodgers debacle.)

  6. ap757 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:06 PM

    On a related note, teammate Roy Williams can be had for a bag of mulch.

  7. dakotah55 says: Jan 19, 2011 12:33 PM

    “everyone is available at the right price”

    I look forward to the article about how Peyton Manning is available for the right price.

  8. bangrhard says: Jan 19, 2011 12:37 PM

    closisgood says:
    “The only fans in Dallas that want Dez gone are white. Seems like they prefer Indy’s or NE’s line-ups, aren’t they the 2 whitest in the league.”

    ummm…show proof of this please…..you must be a closet racist yoruself to spread a stupid rumor like that.

  9. heywoodjablome says: Jan 19, 2011 12:54 PM

    closisgood says:
    Jan 19, 2011 10:36 AM
    The only fans in Dallas that want Dez gone are white. Seems like they prefer Indy’s or NE’s line-ups, aren’t they the 2 whitest in the league.

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    You’re bogotry is not welcome here but for the record, those teams did better than the Cowboys.

  10. docredskin says: Jan 19, 2011 1:00 PM

    closisgood says:
    “The only fans in Dallas that want Dez gone are white. Seems like they prefer Indy’s or NE’s line-ups, aren’t they the 2 whitest in the league.”

    I wasn’t aware that he was the only black player on the roster. You’re a race-baiting moron.

  11. Jay says: Jan 19, 2011 1:01 PM

    “OK so if ‘everyone’ is available then why not get some more stories about everyone else and the possibility of them being traded? ”

    “The fact of the matter is all of the media, this website included, ragged on this kid before the draft, before pre-season and during the regular season.”

    1) There was only a rumor of Bryant being traded. It was leaked by someone in the Cowboys front office. No other player was named in the rumor being floated.

    2) Bryant brought the criticism upon himself with his actions; from lying to the NCAA up to the cleat fiasco on Pro Day @ OK St.

  12. lucky5927 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:02 PM

    I am not saying their is any validity to this story… but I will say this. If you looked closely this season, you will see he has demonstrated a few moments of immaturity. I worry that we have a future Diva on our hands.

  13. hollywoodeggers says: Jan 19, 2011 1:26 PM

    first i’d like to commend the moderators of this site for not posting my first response. way to shwo some balls. i’ll respond to this post as well:

    closisgood says:
    “The only fans in Dallas that want Dez gone are white. Seems like they prefer Indy’s or NE’s line-ups, aren’t they the 2 whitest in the league.”

    seeing as how these two teams have owned football over the last decade (sure not won them all, but won and been part of at least half of the championship games…), i’m not seeing a problem with wanting a team like theirs.

  14. closisgood says: Jan 19, 2011 2:13 PM

    I’m not racist? I’m stating an opinion. How did I form that opinion? Listening to fans call into the 3 local sports stations. Since this topic originally sprouted from a segment on a station here, which then a writer took it and proposed the question to some Cowboys official. Most of the “white” fans, as I put it, were saying we should trade him.
    That he is a diva, that he is the next T.O., that he is injury prone, bringing up the issue he had with Ireland from Miami and also being suspended from OSU for most of his last college season.

    They’ve been discussing this topic today all morning and a lot of the call in fans think it would be a good idea, and a lot of those fans I am safe to assume are Caucasian.

    I don’t want Dez gone, I was hoping we’d draft him. He is a beast

  15. dccowboy says: Jan 19, 2011 2:19 PM

    1) There was only a rumor of Bryant being traded. It was leaked by someone in the Cowboys front office. No other player was named in the rumor being floated.

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    It wasn’t even a ‘rumor’ and nobody in the Dallas Front office ‘leaked’ any such thing.

    Brian Broaddus a sportswriter posed a hypothetical question (he says) to a member of the Cowboys’Front Office’ — “If someone offers you a top 15 pick in the draft for Dez Bryant, would you trade him?” The answer, according to Broaddus was, “We’d have to think about it.”

    From this all the innuendo was drawn.

  16. closisgood says: Jan 19, 2011 2:22 PM

    I should have prefaced my last comment with this:

    I am basing this opinion on fans that have the time and put forth the effort to call into a radio show. I sit at my desk all day so I’m always tuned in.
    Sports talk radio guy isn’t always the best sample of a fanbase, but the fact is still that these opinions still exist.

  17. chapnastier says: Jan 19, 2011 2:37 PM

    “That he is a diva, that he is the next T.O., that he is injury prone, bringing up the issue he had with Ireland from Miami and also being suspended from OSU for most of his last college season.

    They’ve been discussing this topic today all morning and a lot of the call in fans think it would be a good idea, and a lot of those fans I am safe to assume are Caucasian.”

    You just stated all of the reason why someone wouldn’t want this type of player. Let me ask you this… I am assuming you are black, and I could be wrong and I apologize ahead of time if I am, why in the name of all heck would a black person that wanted his team to win care what color a player was? If he was a white diva, a black diva, a purple diva or a spongebob diva. What the hell difference does his skin color make?

  18. 1bigtex says: Jan 19, 2011 3:17 PM

    @Jay

    “from lying to the NCAA”

    Yes, Bryant intially denied having supper with Deion Sanders. For that, he got suspended for a year. Meanwhile, we’ve had situations where a guy’s parents are living in a house rent-free while he drives around in a car that he clearly has no means of paying for and the NCAA does nothing. Had a different episode at the same school where a different player was driving a vehicle that an agent had co-signed the loan on and that player didn’t lose a year. And lastly, you’ve got a guy who got suspended because his family was clearly shopping his services and yet, he gets re-instated the next day.

    Let’s see, you can ask for a 6 figure bribe but don’t you dare think about getting a free steak and baked pototo. Just exactly what the hell are the rules if a meal violates them, but a bribe doesn’t.

  19. abninf says: Jan 19, 2011 3:39 PM

    How did I form that opinion? Listening to fans call into the 3 local sports stations. Since this topic originally sprouted from a segment on a station here, which then a writer took it and proposed the question to some Cowboys official. Most of the “white” fans, as I put it, were saying we should trade him.
    ———————————————–

    You just fabricated that. But. If it was on the radio here how do you know what their skin looked like?

  20. mickmars says: Jan 19, 2011 3:52 PM

    On a related note, teammate Roy Williams can be had for a bag of mulch.
    ___________________________________

    Now thats freaking funny!

  21. nokoolaidcowboy says: Jan 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Dez Bryant is talented. And I never let myself get excited about rookies, gotta love them season to season at first to see what they’re really about.

    With that said, I wish all the Cowboys were more like Jason Witten. Regardless of their color. The Boys need to get to work.

  22. umrguy42 says: Jan 19, 2011 4:00 PM

    Sure, they *might* listen – if anybody was stupid enough to try and duplicate the Herschel Walker trade. But everybody saw how that worked the first time, and are not likely to do so again…

  23. masterofthegridiron says: Jan 20, 2011 12:15 AM

    @lucky5927

    You’re exactly right

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