So Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denies there are special rules for Dez Bryant.
Well, except for a couple things, not the least of which is the possibility that he’s already endorsed it.
Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com just tweeted a quote from David Wells, Bryant’s oft-quoted mentor, from the Ben & Skin Show on 103.3 ESPN Radio.
“Jerry Jones is in great support of this system and said, ‘Let’s get it done.’”
Now, I’m no legal scholar. But that sounds kind of like there might be special rules, and that Jones knows about them, perhaps even commissioned their creation, or at least didn’t mind.
Head coach Jason Garrett has also talked about them at length, making odd the idea that they don’t exist.
“Like we’ve talked before, we want to support Dez Bryant and we want to support Dez Bryant’s family and do anything that we can as an organization using our players assistance, players development program to help him, just like we would with any player,” Garrett said Monday, via ESPNDallas.com. “The balance with all is you want to support them and you want to help them but you also want to hold them accountable. We feel like we do that throughout our organization, with all our guys. We believe in player development and we believe in helping them as football players on the field and as people off the field.
“What we’ve tried to do is come up with a plan for Dez, like we would for any player who we feel like needs our support and help him be his best as a player and as a person. And the accountability factor is an important part of that with him and with anybody on our football team.”
Now, the clause “like we would with any player,” might be the operative loophole, but that’s a skinny one to try to push this situation through.
Mostly, it defies the laws of common sense, which Jones apparently thinks the rest of us lack.