Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says Dallas Cowboys ‘need more’ from Dez Bryant


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he’s planning on taking more trips down to the sidelines, so maybe he’ll be able to wrangle in volatile wide receiver Dez Bryant, who Jones says he ‘needs more’ from.

Jones, speaking on his weekly KRLD-FM 105.3 radio show praised Bryant’s efforts off the field, though, suggested that while he’s matured – the Cowboys need more from him in that regard:

“I can only say that, off the field, in terms of his responsibility, doing things, attending meetings, being the kind of off-the-field citizen of the team, player of the team, then there has been dramatic improvement from when he got out of college, but we need more. Plus, it’s one that you really want to continue to get better.”

Bryant of course had an epic sideline rant during the Cowboys’ last second loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 8, sparking a multitude of questions and concern regarding Bryant’s maturity.

Some have suggested though it was simply Bryant’s overflowing passion which sparked the outburst.

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  • SmartThinking

    ‘Overflowing passion?” Oh. So that’s what they’re calling Bryant’s meltdown. Jones has, for all intents and purposes, given Bryant the green light to do whatever he wants and act any way he wants on the sidelines. Hell. Why not? Jones’ team hasn’t gotten this much airtime on the sports shows since the last Super Bowl win. There’s an old saying, ” positive press or negative press — when the smoke clears, they’re all saying my name.” Typical Jerry Jones.

    • Matthew Mccaughan

      Dez did nothing wrong, his team mates agree snd everyone who seen the tapes agree. People wanna target him cause of his troubled past, what needs to be done is give him credit for the strides he has taken since those negative incidents. He has become arguably the best WR in football ( Next to Calvin) . Maybe if more Cowboys expressed them selves like Bryant and Jason Hatcher this team would not be the .500 football team they can’t escape. This is coming from a fan who has followed this team for 23 yrs.