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Jerry Jones thinks Dez Bryant will be just fine

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There’s been plenty of talk during the lockout that Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant could use some guidance — the kind of guidance that teams are prohibited from giving to players until the lockout is over.

But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Bryant is going to be fine, and he’s counting on the Cowboys’ veteran players to hold Bryant accountable while the Cowboys’ coaches and Jones himself can’t.

“I really wouldn’t want to address any particular player. But I will, since I was asked the question — no, I’m not concerned,” Jones told Albert Breer of NFL Network. “I think that Dez does have accountability right now, not only within himself, but also to his teammates. And at the end of the day, those two constituencies, Dez himself as well as his teammates, are the ones that are going to make the biggest difference in his life. So he’s in the right area for the right type of influence, and I think that will have a positive impact.”

The question is how much Bryant will be around the Cowboys’ veterans for them to have an influence on him. Bryant has participated in some, but not all, of the Cowboys’ player-organized workouts.

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  1. jw731 says: May 28, 2011 7:45 AM

    Yes, nobody can hold someone accountable like a bunch of underacheiving, haven’t done a damn thing, overpaid, overated group of 6-10 veterans. Hell, the Skelator would be better off keeping him away from this culture, but it’s the off season, and i suppose the paper champs talk begins again…..

  2. MichaelEdits says: May 28, 2011 7:45 AM

    Jerry’s already planning to sign Ocho so he can mentor young Dez.

  3. MichaelEdits says: May 28, 2011 7:46 AM

    MichaelEdits, that was totally unnecessary. Ocho’s good value.

  4. tizomps says: May 28, 2011 7:47 AM

    JJ thought he had enough seats at the Super Bowl.

  5. Patriot42 says: May 28, 2011 7:53 AM

    Do you think he would say otherwise.

  6. jedicookie says: May 28, 2011 7:57 AM

    dumpster fire.

  7. turgidsen says: May 28, 2011 7:59 AM

    Jerry needs to stop getting those face lifts. The medication appears to be getting to him.

  8. dccowboy says: May 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    “Bryant has participated in some, but not all, of the Cowboys’ player-organized workouts.”

    Oh please. Slanted reporting much?

    Bryant missed the first workout and let Romo know he was going to miss it. As far a s anyone knows, he’s made the rest. The players have said he’s worked very hard to the point that they’ve had to hold him back because of his recovery from the broken ankle late last season.

    Not sure why the media seems to pick out certain players and frame their coverage of them to subtly root for them to fail. Making a story where none exists in a slow news time I suppose.

  9. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 8:04 AM

    The question is how much Bryant will be around the Cowboys’ veterans for them to have an influence on him. Bryant has participated in some, but not all, of the Cowboys’ player-organized workouts.

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    Right. He missed one out of perhaps a dozen or more workouts so far.

  10. billinlouisiana says: May 28, 2011 8:07 AM

    Probabvly like he thought Pacman would be just fine before the fight with his bodyguard/babysitter.

  11. jerryyouradisgrace says: May 28, 2011 8:15 AM

    Ya sure Jerry…just like the Roy Williams and Joey Galloway trades….they worked out just fine too.

  12. redrew says: May 28, 2011 8:29 AM

    Keep tossing #1 picks at WRs, Jerry. Lets review…..Detroit 3 #1 WR picks…result ….fired coaches and awful records. Patriots….no higher than a #2 pick…result…highest scoring offense in the league every other year.

  13. tbpdog says: May 28, 2011 8:30 AM

    The question is how much Bryant will be around the Cowboys’ veterans for them to have an influence on him. Bryant has participated in some, but not all, of the Cowboys’ player-organized workouts.

    Bryant missed one workout out of the 15+ they have had. Not saying Dallas shouldn’t worry about Dez’s maturity, but nice job misrepresenting the facts, you are catching on!

  14. chefklm says: May 28, 2011 8:46 AM

    Yeah…Jones also said that about Pac Man, T-Blow, and the twinkie king Wade Phillips.

    I myself will enjoy many more years of sub par play from the Dallass Cowbitches.

  15. jfkmadness says: May 28, 2011 8:48 AM

    Well, the thing is that everyone invested in the NFL in ANY way: owners, players (not only Dez), staff, and fans, are at risk and on the loosing end with this lockout ordeal. The sooner the parties involved fully grasp this, the sooner they will work things out.

    @jfkmadness

  16. irishgary says: May 28, 2011 9:17 AM

    Of course he does, but then again Jerry is an idiot and the worst GM in football.

  17. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 9:32 AM

    Hell, the Skelator would be better off keeping him away from this culture, but it’s the off season, and i suppose the paper champs talk begins again…..

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    You can thank the media for not finding anything inspiring about your favorite team to report on.

  18. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 9:53 AM

    Keep tossing #1 picks at WRs, Jerry. Lets review…..Detroit 3 #1 WR picks…result ….fired coaches and awful records. Patriots….no higher than a #2 pick…result…highest scoring offense in the league every other year.

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    I must have missed when the Pats drafted Wes Welker and Randy Moss. But yeah Taylor Price, Brandon Tate, Matt Slater, Chad Jackson, P.K. Sam, and Bethel Johnson sure have set the world on fire. The bean eaters couldn’t draft a WR to save their asses, and remember that they let Deion Branch go before they begged him to come back.

  19. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 10:00 AM

    Of course he does, but then again Jerry is an idiot and the worst GM in football.

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    There are plenty of GM’s that haven’t sniffed a Super Bowl, let alone won three. And before you say that Jimmy Johnson won those, ask yourself this: Who hired Jimmy Johnson?

  20. kingjoe1 says: May 28, 2011 10:06 AM

    See even Jerry agrees with me. Dez will be just fine. He simply is a superior athlete. He will step on the field this year and pull in 15 TD’s.

    This year the Boys will have a QB and 13-3 record is right on the horizon.

  21. tbpdog says: May 28, 2011 10:11 AM

    melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 9:53 AM

    Keep tossing #1 picks at WRs, Jerry. Lets review…..Detroit 3 #1 WR picks…result ….fired coaches and awful records. Patriots….no higher than a #2 pick…result…highest scoring offense in the league every other year.

    yes, because QB’s like Tom Brady that can make those types of WR’s look good, grow on trees I guess?

  22. bootguy says: May 28, 2011 10:19 AM

    What would you expect Jerry Jones to say ? After all , he IS the IDIOT that drafted Bryant . Did anybody expect Jones to come out and say ” Oh my God , I drafted ANOTHER loser !! ” ?

  23. ezmoover says: May 28, 2011 10:20 AM

    Jerry Jones has a PhD in Used Car Sales Management.

  24. dclogicatlast says: May 28, 2011 10:27 AM

    There are plenty of GM’s that haven’t sniffed a Super Bowl, let alone won three. And before you say that Jimmy Johnson won those, ask yourself this: Who hired Jimmy Johnson?

    Yea that is when he let Jimmy be the GM, and Jerry stayed simply the owner. You’re making the guy’s argument for him moron.

  25. sean6886 says: May 28, 2011 10:28 AM

    JJ is the guy who also talked up Pacman Jones and TO.
    JJ is the Al Davis of The Cowboys.

  26. redrew says: May 28, 2011 10:52 AM

    must have missed when the Pats drafted Wes Welker and Randy Moss. But yeah Taylor Price, Brandon Tate, Matt Slater, Chad Jackson, P.K. Sam, and Bethel Johnson sure have set the world on fire. The bean eaters couldn’t draft a WR to save their asses, and remember that they let Deion Branch go before they begged him to come back.

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    Belichick spent a #2 on Welker trade and a #4 on Moss trade (eventually getting a #3 back last year). So let’s review last years weapons…Welker #2 pick, Branch #4 pick, Gronkowski TE #2 pick, Hernandez TE #4 pick, Green Ellis Undradrafted FA, Woodhead Undrafted FA. ===== Highest scoring team in NFL. Throwing $20 million rookie contracts on WRs that may touch the ball 5 times on a good day is bad business in Belichick’s world. At least you have fond memories of the uncapped era.

  27. boysroll says: May 28, 2011 11:14 AM

    I love all the haters. They are probably all 4skin fans too. Went to a Dallas game at Fed X field 2 yrs ago when we skunked these chumps and talk about the worst bitter fans I have ever met in my life. I c why the fan base is so bitter now…the nats, wizards, caps and 4skins have never won anything and it causes the digruntled behavior of the fan base.

    JJ has won 3 SB’s chumps….What has weasel boy snider won? the big goose egg….LMFAO.

    Hail Suckas!!!!!

  28. irishgary says: May 28, 2011 11:26 AM

    @melonnhead

    There are plenty of GM’s that haven’t sniffed a Super Bowl, let alone won three. And before you say that Jimmy Johnson won those, ask yourself this: Who hired Jimmy Johnson?

    Jerry won 3? Who ran Johnson off? What is his record lately? Keep living in the past. I love the fact that the cowboys suck.

  29. thefiesty1 says: May 28, 2011 11:32 AM

    Jerry Jones can’t think. He would need a brain first. He likes the drama. It keeps HIM in the limelight.

  30. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 12:18 PM

    yes, because QB’s like Tom Brady that can make those types of WR’s look good, grow on trees I guess?

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    And I must have missed all of these Pats WR draftees that Brady has made “look good”.

  31. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 12:19 PM

    Jerry won 3? Who ran Johnson off? What is his record lately? Keep living in the past. I love the fact that the cowboys suck.

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    I don’t doubt the fact that you’re Irish.

  32. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 12:29 PM

    Throwing $20 million rookie contracts on WRs that may touch the ball 5 times on a good day is bad business in Belichick’s world. At least you have fond memories of the uncapped era.

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    Bryant only got an $11.8 million contract from the Cowboys. Besides, it’s not Belichick’s money. If you add every contract the Pats have given to WR draftees since Branch it probably comes to a lot more than that, and none of them ever scored 8 TDs in a season. Not even Branch has ever done that. Aside from Branch, I’m not sure you can attribute 8 career TDs to those other guys collectively. And 1995 was a capped season.

  33. melonnhead says: May 28, 2011 12:31 PM

    Yea that is when he let Jimmy be the GM, and Jerry stayed simply the owner. You’re making the guy’s argument for him moron.

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    You should read Jimmy Johnson’s book like everybody else did years ago. Jones has been GM of the Cowboys since the day he became owner and Jimmy Johnson himself agrees with that statement.

  34. chefklm says: May 28, 2011 1:34 PM

    @boysroll

    Thanks for the laughs homer, obviously you couldn’t pick your seat in an empty theater much less correctly predict what the Cowbitches will do this coming season.

    I’ll bet you were certain that Dallass was gonna be the first team to play a Super Bowl on it’s home field. How’d that turn out for you?

    And no chump, I aint no Foreskins fan…Like I said…

  35. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 1:35 PM

    With the main man in his corner, Bryant has come to regard himself as “the constituency of Dez”. Nothing stop him now.

  36. irishgary says: May 28, 2011 1:58 PM

    @melonnhead

    Yeah never doubt I’m Irish and happy you aren’t.

    I also don’t doubt you ARE a melonnhead.

  37. lovemesomefootball says: May 28, 2011 2:01 PM

    Wouldn’t it be nice if this labor crap was over so we could all look forward to this smack talk being settled on the field.

  38. mrcowpatty says: May 28, 2011 2:28 PM

    The Cowboys should win at least four games this year because they play the NFC West Division. AKA the Worst Division in football.

  39. smootysmoot says: May 28, 2011 2:52 PM

    @boysroll

    U r still the biggest joke on here. LMFAO! U still know nothing about Football. LMFAO! U still continue to comment on here. LMFAO! Why? LMFAO.

  40. abninf says: May 28, 2011 3:24 PM

    If he didn’t play for Dallas he wouldn’t be getting this coverage.

  41. thompgk says: May 28, 2011 10:30 PM

    Wow, how misleading.

    He has missed one workout with the team.

  42. 1bigtex says: May 31, 2011 8:27 AM

    Okay, Dez missed most of training camp and all of the preseason. He only appeared in 12 games because of the ankle injury and part of that time was with the back-up QB starting. Bryant still managed to finish 3rd in scoring among all rookies. Hard to argue with Jerry’s assertation that Dez will be fine.

    @irishgary

    Dude, Jerry did not run Johnson off. Jimmy wanted out. Jimmy wanted to live in Miami. That’s where he still lives. He wanted to position himself as the heir apparent to Shula. He did that. If you check his coaching record, it’s a series of 4 to 5 year stops. He gets bored and then moves on. He was in Dallas for 5 years and then moved on. Why is that so hard for some people to grasp?

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