Dez Bryant takes to Twitter on eve of his meeting with Jerry Jones

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Dez Bryant will meet with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about his future on Friday. The star receiver acknowledged the meeting in one of more than two dozen tweets in an hour Thursday night.

Bryant said multiple times he was “unbothered” and vows to control what he can control.

“I really been enjoying my offseason,” Bryant tweeted. “I never in my life heard so much media try to destroy a single soul which is very sad but what is so great is I’m so un [expletive] bothered.”

After 105.3 The Fan tweeted Bryant was blasting the media, Bryant replied he wasn’t “blasting anyone.”

Bryant is scheduled to make a $12.5 million base salary and count $16.5 million against the salary cap in 2018. Executive vice president Stephen Jones first talked publicly about Bryant’s future in January, saying the Cowboys had a lot to weigh.

The Cowboys could ask Bryant to take a pay cut, or they could release him without a negotiation.

When a fan wished Bryant good luck in his meeting, Bryant replied, “I’m still getting myself together…that’s the only thing on my mind.”

He later added: “The take from today.. I’m bothered because I said publicly I’m unbothered. That’s a huge wow 😮 take 2 I’m ranting and going off on the media whenever I’m just being normal Dez in my everyday life.. I can only control what I can control is what I tell myself…again unbothered.”

21 responses to “Dez Bryant takes to Twitter on eve of his meeting with Jerry Jones

  1. Bryant said multiple times he was “unbothered” and vows to control what he can control.

    He can control this: taking less from the cowboys or less from another team after he gets cut.

  2. If they release him,it opens the door for Earl Thomas. Plus they would need to give Seattle a 2 rounder this year and a player. Next year another 2 rounder.

  3. It’s just Dez being Dez. This is probably the first time in his life he’s ever been “unbothered”. I bet once they ask him to take a paycut or cut him he won’t be “unbothered” anymore and will have plenty more to say.

    If they do cut him he won’t get anywhere near what his current salary is. Some teams won’t have any interest because of his childish behavior during games. He’s just another diva WR who thinks he’s bigger than the team and everyone should kiss his feet. I wonder what he’ll do after the NFL when nobody cares.

  4. Why did Jerry ones wait until now to talk to Dez, because Jerry wanted to limit Dez options in free agency. Everyone keeps talking about Dez production but he can’t control the accuracy of the starting QB, or how the OL was injured most of the season or how Jason Witten is older how the # 2 WR isn’t taking pressure off of Dez. without Dez, the Cowboy’s offense is third or fourth in the NFC East. Trust me if Jerry cuts Dez someone will quickly sign him to a one year contract. Dak Prescott stats were below average last season;

    CMP% Yds TD Int QB Rtg
    62.9% 3324 22 13 86.6

  5. Daks stats were not that bad last year ALL THINGS CONSIDERING! In fact lots of qbs would love those stats!
    The team is built around the oline and Zeke. So all things considering Daks 2nd year in the NFL was pretty good bro.
    He cant control a WR who complains non stop and causes more problems. Dez didnt help him out at all last year! Couldn’t get open, dropped passes, poor route running leading to some of those pics. Dez was part of the problem bro, he didnt help Dak out at all.

  6. All I remember of Dez last year is Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby bringing down a bigger “stronger” Dez with what boils down to arm tackling. Dez moved like Vick at the end of his career – mind and body on two different speeds.

  7. Don’t believe anything 105.3 The Fan says – that is truly garbage sportstalk radio.

  8. Ravens fan here.

    It’s Dak, not Dez. Period.

    Dak came along nicely year one because they leaned on Zeke and Dan’s college coordinator was an ex cowboys coach who ran a version of the cowboys system in college. What that means to me, is an easy rookie transition, BUT what you see is what you get with Dak. There isn’t this untapped upside. He knows the system. This is what he is.

    It’s not Dez’s fault. Dam is what he is, a middle of the pack game manager. That isn’t a diss, half the league wishes they had that.

  9. sgrvn329 says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    Why did Jerry ones wait until now to talk to Dez, because Jerry wanted to limit Dez options in free agency. Everyone keeps talking about Dez production but he can’t control the accuracy of the starting QB, or how the OL was injured most of the season or how Jason Witten is older how the # 2 WR isn’t taking pressure off of Dez. without Dez, the Cowboy’s offense is third or fourth in the NFC East. Trust me if Jerry cuts Dez someone will quickly sign him to a one year contract. Dak Prescott stats were below average last season;

    CMP% Yds TD Int QB Rtg
    62.9% 3324 22 13 86.6
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    I’m no fan of Dak and wouldn’t want him on my team…

    But his stats were not below average last season. Let’s look at the ones you listed individually and then collectively.

    62.9% completion percentage. Dak was 13th among QB’s last season in that stat, which is above average, certainly not below average.

    3,324 passing yards. Dak was 16th in that stat, middle of the pack, so average… and average is not below average.

    22 TD passes. Dak was tied for 12th with some other QB’s and 12th most passing TD’s is most definitely not below average.

    13 INT’s, yep, Dak was below average in this category.

    86.6 QB rating. Dak was 17th in this stat, middle of the pack, so average and average isn’t below average.

    Considering that Dak was average in most, above average in some and below average in just one of the stats you listed, Dak can’t be considered a below average QB (based on the stats you listed).

  10. I believe fans gave Dez some slack when he first started in the
    league and thought he would grow as he matured.
    However Dez has no one to blame but himself…examples
    are obvious …the players hold captains practices ..an article
    in the last week mentioned 53 players ..but no Dez.
    Another article mentioned that Dez was going to work with
    a receivers coach ….he has yet to do so.
    Other indications include him behavior during games on the sideline,
    while running horribly lazy patterns.
    The Jones family is by far the most supportive ownership family
    in the NFL. Jerry Jones goes way out of his way to attempt to
    allow a player to reach his highest level of play.
    The Cowboys have done all they can…Dez can try to blame
    everyone else …but the bottom line is his speed is slower,
    his vertical is lower, his route running is sloppy at best and
    his preparation is nonexistent . Instead of competing Dez now
    prefers to scream at refs and at his coaches on the sideline.
    The Cowboys need to put a mirror next to the bench ..perhaps
    that’s the only way Dez will see how much he has regressed.

  11. I assume most fans of this site know that the NFL installed microchips in the football and the shoulder pads of players a few years ago.
    With this change, came the creation of “next gen stats”.

    With the microchips they can measure speed and distance, and relative distance between players.

    Dak Prescott led the NFL in throws into tight windows. He ranked 1rst in completion percentag and passer rating when throwing into tight windows.

    This is significant because Dak is throwing to two targets that can no longer get separation from defenders (JW and DB).
    I am not knocking JW, it’s just a fact that with little separation from two of the offenses primary targets, Dak is making a lot of contested throws, and next gen stats say that he is doing it better than anyone in the NFL.

    Dak is not the problem.

  12. Dez is unbothered and should be… Teams are waiting on Dallas to make the stupid mistake as always. Mistakes; Just like D-Ware, Just like Hitchens, just like Norton and so on. Dak was part of the problem, so was play calling, so was the scheme. The scheme is why all players declined last season… No, adjustments after halftime during games we outmatched in. Dez, again… Win! Win, situation.

  13. Distractions – Not many coaches or teams want them. Your talent and what you bring have to heavily out weigh the disruptions you bring with you. It has to be a large net positive. If your having a meltdown because someone parked in your favorite parking spot, you better put up 20 TDs.

  14. I think that even a tool like Jerry Jones has limits and today may be the day that Dez gets cut. They are not going to pay him what he wants and they are tired of the drama, not to mention his mediocrity last season.

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