Although Jerry Jones has denied that the Cowboys have a special set of off-field rules for receiver Dez Bryant, Jones acknowledges that he laid down the law with Bryant about the way Bryant lived his life.
Asked if Bryant had to accept a firm set of rules to stay on the team, Jones hedged. But Jones did say the Cowboys made it clear to Bryant that they expected him to change his lifestyle.
“That’s a fair question, but I don’t know the answer,” Jones told USA Today. “But let me say this: To be on the Dallas Cowboys, he needed to show that he was serious about altering his lifestyle.”
Jones also suggested that Bryant’s advisor David Wells and agent Eugene Parker were the ones who really insisted that Bryant change his life.
“Dez needed to show his constituents that he was serious, and meant business,” Jones said.
Jones seems to believe that Bryant does mean business, and that Bryant won’t be in any more off-field trouble. Only time will tell if that lasts.