Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs the ball while Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) attempts to make a tackle in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys say Dez Bryant's 'rules' to stay in place


For the past few years, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been on the straight and narrow – part of that likely due to the rules the team put in place along with adviser David Wells.

The Cowboys gave Bryant a strict midnight curfew, will not allow him to consume alcohol, will not allow him to attend strip clubs (nightclubs must be approved) and must attend counseling two times per week – this all with a three-man security team that is with him 24/7.

Needless to say, it’s quite the process – but one Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to remain in place.

Before the start of the 2012 season, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant agreed to a strict set of conduct rules. They were set up by Bryant and his adviser David Wells in consultation with team officials. Two years in, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the rules should remain in place.

“He doesn’t need to drop his guard,” Jones said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. “In some respect, none of us do.”

On Tuesday evening, Jones said the Cowboys and Bryant had exchanged numbers on a contract extension so it appears the team is willing to re-invest in Bryant long term.

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  • Scott.

    Question? Talent aside do you want a person on your team that has to have security 24/7 to make sure he doesn’t get in trouble. I’m sorry I’m a huge fan of dez on the field but if financial security and wanting to do right isn’t enough motivation for him to stay straight then let him walk after his contract is up and put that money in smith.

    • John

      I agree. I’m a Packer fan but no denying Dez’s talent. He’s great but baby sitting a grown man means he isn’t cut out to deal with the life outside of football. Focus that energy into football and he’d be that much better.

      • Gerald Hall

        We don’t know why he still needs a escort maybe jerry doesn’t trust him yet and besides he is the best receiver we have if you let him go you will see twice a year in a redskin uniform trust me you don’t want that oh yeah try to replace him when he is one of the top three wide receivers in the league be careful what ask fellow cowboy fans

  • Nick

    You can’t let him go now, especially after all that you’ve invested in him. Not only for his on field talents, but for his passion for the game. Does it sometimes seem a little reckless from a media standpoint? Yes. As a teammate you need that guy who is extra amped up and is so into the game. He doesn’t complain and he’s doing things to help his team win. Channeling his passion strictly to football and not to outside distractions. If it takes a security team and counseling to help him fend off temptations. I say, “Do what you have to do in-order to survive in life as well as the NFL”