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Jason Garrett suggests Dez Bryant needs counseling

Dallas Cowboys head coach Garrett congratulates wide receiver Bryant on his touchdown reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their NFL football game in Tampa Reuters

Anyone who’s been arrested for grabbing his mother by the hair and slapping her probably comes from a dysfunctional family, and people from dysfunctional families can benefit from counseling. So it makes sense that Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says receiver Dez Bryant could benefit from counseling.

Garrett said Wednesday that the Cowboys are ready to assist Bryant in seeking counseling, and hoping he takes the help that’s offered to him.

“We believe we have as good of a players’ assistance program in all of professional sports,” Garrett said, via the San Antonio Express-News. “We believe it’s really, really important to help our players in every way that we can. We’re well-staffed in that area. We believe in counseling for people who need it. We try to do that for all of our players. Dez will be a part of that and we just want to help him. We have great resources. We embrace the opportunity to help him.”

Garrett said he has been in regular contact with Bryant since he was charged with a Class A misdemeanor family violence, and he’ll continue to lend a hand as Bryant deals with the issue.

“First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant’s family,” Garrett said. “We support Dez. We support his mom. We want to help them in anyway we can. We have the resources to do that. He needs to feel the support. He needs to feel the support from us – the Dallas Cowboys organization, the coaches, the players, the staff. We are a close-knit team. We are a team that wants to support people on our team. We want to support our family. Dez is part of our family. We are going to help him in any way we can.”

Bryant may not end up facing any charges because his mom doesn’t want him to be prosecuted. Garrett is hoping that with counseling, another issue like this won’t arise with Bryant again.

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27 Responses to “Jason Garrett suggests Dez Bryant needs counseling”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Jul 25, 2012 12:42 PM

    Garrett also suggested that the sun will rise in the east and set in the west, and that water is wet.

  2. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 25, 2012 12:43 PM

    I can’t believe he attacked his mom with a baseball bat. What’s that? Oh, it was a baseball HAT? Oh. Never mind.

  3. Getoffmylawn! says: Jul 25, 2012 12:44 PM

    Counseling only works if you want to change and actually think there is a reason to change. I have a funny feeling that Dez isn’t going to be too serious about changing.
    Every Cowboy fan hopes I’m wrong!

  4. pixelito says: Jul 25, 2012 12:50 PM

    Jeff Ireland just might’ve been onto something…

  5. brutus9448 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:54 PM

    Garrett is feeling the heat. he supports everyone lol

  6. clw1906 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    No matter tony romo will be at every therapy session because after all he has his teammates back no matter what. Friends through thick and thin friend to the end!

  7. thraiderskin says: Jul 25, 2012 1:02 PM

    “Jason Garrett suggests Dez Bryant needs counseling”

    yeah… and then some.

  8. evilfhud says: Jul 25, 2012 1:02 PM

    To quote the famous southern philosopher (Ron White) “You Can’t Fix Stupid”

  9. brettfavresmidget says: Jul 25, 2012 1:09 PM

    He needs a counselor who is proficient in “rebirthing.”

  10. westclaims says: Jul 25, 2012 1:13 PM

    He needs the counseling my dad used to give out.

  11. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Jul 25, 2012 1:13 PM

    Gee coach Clouseau what gave you the clue? Was it the DUI’s, the assaults, or the general anti-societal behavior? With this kind of insight we should be looking for big things from the ‘Boys.

  12. granadafan says: Jul 25, 2012 1:16 PM

    There it is. Being a good citizen and respecting the law or authority starts at home. It’s sad that children are brought into this world by people who have no business raising a child. For Dez’s sake and for society who has to deal with his future criminal transgressions that he gets some counseling. This includes his brother and mother.

  13. fatcamper says: Jul 25, 2012 1:17 PM

    To think Jeff Ireland was worried about how Dez would react if somebody made fun of his mother. As a Cowboys fan I was rooting for a suspension and am disappointed his mom was persuaded not to press charges. This has become the National Felon’s League.

  14. coreydean says: Jul 25, 2012 1:26 PM

    There is no denying, that Dez and his family are trash. It’s just that simple. Black trash, white trash, it’s all the same. Plain ol’ trash. I say this as a Cowboys fan.

  15. psdaleno says: Jul 25, 2012 1:31 PM

    This conclusion came after the Cowboy reviewed statistics, research, expert opinions and…oh…the fact that he pushed his mom and pulled her hair.

  16. chazzmon says: Jul 25, 2012 1:33 PM

    Was that Jason sitting on Jerry Jones’s lap looking all wooden and stiff saying that?

  17. TxGrown says: Jul 25, 2012 1:35 PM

    Getoffmylawn! says:
    “Every Cowboy fan hopes I’m wrong!”
    =============================================
    Yep, I’m one of them fans. But I don’t think he will be receptive to that suggestion. Besides the whole family needs the counseling. Who knows maybe he (they) will. If not now then later in jail.

  18. trefkennedy says: Jul 25, 2012 1:47 PM

    We’re team cowboys, we don’t desert on of our own

  19. butchhickory says: Jul 25, 2012 1:49 PM

    He doesn’t need counseling. He needs to be suspended from football, get his due process and serve the sentence that the judge gives him. Either that, or start a reality show called ” ( The Real ) Family Fued “.

  20. NoPayneNoGain51 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:00 PM

    Dez needs some pepper in his mouth!

  21. cowboysq says: Jul 25, 2012 2:16 PM

    Wow all this cowboy hate, he has never been arrested before this incident people! His mom is not pressing charges and the D. A. Is not going to pick up the case because Angela Bryant is not injured! NONE of the other men on our roster have been arrested unlike your teams who have more drunks than we can shake a stick at. But with hate comes jealousy, I understand that your teams will never have the tradition and magnificence of THE Dallas Cowboys! Stupid hillbillies!

  22. cubancigar10 says: Jul 25, 2012 2:35 PM

    Well surprise, surprise. Dez is causing problems–again. What are we going to do now?

    Just like in the school classroom, good upbringing, respect and values comes from the family unit, not the teacher. It’s refreshing to see that many more coaches and GM’s are weighing negative character traits very seriously in their personnel decisions. Dez’s situation, to me, is another example of why teams should place character at the top of decision making along with experience, athleticism, football smarts etc.

    As long as teams continue to take the gamble on college athletes with serious character flaws, we will continue to read about these events and continue to shake our heads.

    Plus, as Florio will agree, it makes for good press when there’s nothing else to talk about. Feed those Cowboy hater I say!!

  23. evdoflav says: Jul 25, 2012 2:58 PM

    Wow, a water is wet reference fantastic! Up next the world is round and the sky is blue. Anyone??

  24. willyalistentothis says: Jul 25, 2012 4:50 PM

    What a creepy culture this Jerry Jones fosters in Dallas. I always wonder how some Ivy League guy ended up entangled with such a shady crew. Jason Garrett is too bright and has too much to offfer to coach restrained by Jerry Jones’ proverbial leash. And he does not deserve to be coaching this guy Bryant who for the good of society should be restrained by a real leash.

  25. 454ss says: Jul 25, 2012 6:26 PM

    Therapy won’t work if you don’t want to be Therapied. lol

  26. gpete1962 says: Jul 26, 2012 6:50 AM

    If nobody takes a tough stand with this kid. Dez will be just like T.O. The better he gets the more out of control he’ll be.

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 29, 2012 2:43 AM

    Really Jason? Dez may need counseling? That’s like watching Dallas play last year and saying they may need a secondary.

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