According to the Associated Press, Jones said Tuesday that he and Bryant spoke extensively for the first time since Bryant’s recent arrest for allegedly assaulting his mother.
The Cowboys have yet to make Bryant available for interview. At some point, the league likely will tell the Cowboys and/or Bryant that media availability isn’t optional.
Jones may be angry not only at Bryant but also at himself. Burned by the decision not to roll the dice with Randy Moss back in 1998, Jones went the other way with Bryant a dozen years later, taking a risk on a player who has generated plenty of headlines for off-field issues since entering the league.
I’ll ask Jones about the Bryant situation and other Cowboys-related issues when he joins The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday. The show airs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET on more than 270 radio stations, on DirecTV’s Audience network, on various regional sports networks, and at DanPatrick.com.