Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) fumbles after being hit by New York Giants free safety Will Hill (25) in the fourth quarter during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Jones says Dez Bryant going lateral isn’t going to be coached out of him


On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant tried to make two many things happen with the football and ended up fumbling, but fortunately the New York Giants didn’t recover the football. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he doesn’t think you’ll be able to coach that out of his game and that as much as you’d like him not to do that, he does break those runs off sometimes.

“He’s violent when he’s got the ball and he’s violent going after the ball,” Jones said Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the Dallas Morning News. “Consequently, he does need to have that ball in closer, he needs to have it fundamentally closer to his body. I don’t know how much of that we’ll really be able to coach out of him.

“You’d like to say, ‘Hey, just take the ball and go straight up field rather than try to take it across.’ Of course, right about the time that comes out of your mouth, he goes lateral across that field and breaks it for about 40 yards, so a lot of this is a natural physical way he plays football and you’re not going to coach it out of him.”

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