Jason Garrett: WR additions “irrelevant” to Dez Bryant situation

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The Cowboys added wide receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson to the team recently in moves that have served to both increase depth at the position and fuel curiosity about the team’s plans for Dez Bryant.

Executive vice president Stephen Jones said on Monday that the team will be talking to Bryant about his contract, which calls for a $12.5 million salary and a $16.5 million cap hit. On Tuesday, coach Jason Garrett said that the contract issue “really doesn’t apply to the football part” of Bryant’s status with the team and stressed that it is also a separate issue from the other moves at the position.

“We love Dez Bryant,” Garrett said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.com. “Dez has been a great player for us for a long time. Any speculation about his contract or anything like that to me is irrelevant relative to the recent signings that we’ve made.”

Until there’s clarity about Bryant’s future with the team, it will be hard to resist wondering about what the overall makeup of the roster in Dallas means for their longtime No. 1 wideout.

22 responses to “Jason Garrett: WR additions “irrelevant” to Dez Bryant situation

  1. As a fan, I am thankful for 2 things: 1) That ALL of you know more about the inner goings on with the Cowboys than the people who are there 2) I hope these new additions and the development of Brice can move Terence Williams down the road. I wish the guy nothing but the best, but he still catches the ball against his body, runs the wrong routes, and by himself responsible for at least 3 costly interceptions last year–as was Dez for at least 2.

  2. Read: Dez is gone either way. Hence why it’s irrelevant if they replace him now, or with Calvin Ridley in the draft. Overpaid for low production. Nature of the beast.

  3. Garrett only has job because he’s ok with being a Puppet..Jerru’s pulling the strings…and making $ millions to be that puppet…he’ll ride out into the sunset with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$…and never be looked at as a failure ..No One succeeds under Jerru’s Law…not even Jimmy !!!!

  4. Those asking how Garrett still has a job might be surprised to know that he’s the second longest tenured HC in team history. Like his robotic demeanor or not, he’s had more success than failure. He was 2016 AP Coach of the Year.

    While he’s cut his teeth on the Cowboys dime, his coaching resume is trending up. Two of the past 4 years include 12 and 13 win seasons. They’re two crazy Green Bay playoff losses away from Conference Championships (Dez catch reversal, Rodgers hair mary).

  5. @richndc

    Above statement should read as “I would think as a Cowboys fan you would “know” Brice (Butler) is no longer on the team.

  6. allsyntax says:
    March 27, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    Those asking how Garrett still has a job might be surprised to know that he’s the second longest tenured HC in team history. Like his robotic demeanor or not, he’s had more success than failure. He was 2016 AP Coach of the Year.
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    When will people learn that longevity does not equal success(or maybe it does if you are a Cowboys fan). Being somewhere a long time only means you haven’t done enough to get fired. Going to the playoffs twice in 8 years is middle-of-the-road by NFL standards. Once again, just enough not to get fired.
    By comparison, Jimmy Johnson was only there 5 years, went to the playoffs 3 times and won 2 Superbowls but I guess you would rather have Garrett. Enjoy!

  7. When will people learn that longevity does not equal success(or maybe it does if you are a Cowboys fan). Being somewhere a long time only means you haven’t done enough to get fired. Going to the playoffs twice in 8 years is middle-of-the-road by NFL standards. Once again, just enough not to get fired.
    By comparison, Jimmy Johnson was only there 5 years, went to the playoffs 3 times and won 2 Superbowls but I guess you would rather have Garrett. Enjoy!
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    You conveniently omit my full comment. Garrett has 12, and 13 win seasons in 2 of the past 4 years. Again, each of those were oh-so-close to being at least conference championships. He had no prior head coaching experience. To that end, a few 8-8 seasons would be expected, IMO. I think his seat is warming up with missing the playoffs last year.
    Further, comparing his record to Jimmy’s is foolish. You see, even Switzer won a SB with that roster, and he’s regarded as a poor NFL head coach. Jimmy’s run is one of the best in league history.

  8. Did anyone consult Dez about the new additions? I think Dez would have lots to say about them if they weren’t cleared with him.

  9. A WR can only catch what is thrown in his general direction! I’m no fan of Dez but with all the additions to the WR Room. Dez is still their best WR! With the addition of Hurns, it will make life easier for Dez and Witten.

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