We were so caught up in the draft over the weekend that we missed the latest round of Dallas’ favorite offseason sport: Dissecting Dez Bryant.
Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram called Bryant an “idiot” two days after Bryant didn’t show up to the Cowboys facility when it was open to veterans on Friday. Bryant’s biggest problem? Owner Jerry Jones said he would sit-down with Bryant on Friday.
Bryant never showed up, and Jones covered for him over the weekend, saying the owner was too busy with the draft to meet up. Jones insisted they talked Thursday night.
Galloway says, however, the training staff was “waiting eagerly” to see Bryant’s ankle, which he broke early last season. With the lockout back on, it’s also uncertain when Bryant will be able to have another sit down with his new receivers coach Jimmy Robinson.
“Dez no-showed,” Galloway wrote. “And although Jerry tried to alibi for Bryant on Friday, let’s be clear here. Dez out-and-out punked Jerry by no-showing.”
Says Bryant’s adviser David Wells: “I’ve got a lot of calls on it, but I truly don’t know what happened.”
It’s hard to say whether any of this matters. We can say that Bryant is under the microscope locally now more than ever.