Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t worried about star wide receiver Dez Bryant getting into a fight.
The Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams got into a huge brawl during a joint-practice this week, and the most striking image might have been star wide receiver Dez Bryant’s involvement. As one of the Cowboys’ star players, fans held their collective breaths when seeing that image and clearly feeling frustrated that Bryant would put himself in a position to risk injury.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t worried, he says it’s just Bryant being himself.
“Let’s just look at our experience with Dez, mine with him here for five years, going on six,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “Look at all of us. We know that when he lights up, it’s like a sparkler lighting up on the other end of the deal. It just sparkles. If it’s anything, it not only creates some excitement, it creates tension. You think he’s absolutely a candle burning at both ends. He’s just going to blow up. And, of course, that’s Dez. It’s that personality right there.”
And to make matters even more bizarre, Jones, who once had special Dez rules and handlers in place, trusts Bryant to be mature enough to not get kicked out of a game in a similar situation.
“I think that’s Dez,” Jones said. “I know that that doesn’t sound too sophisticated to just say, ‘That’s Dez,’ but that is him. The good news is that he realizes, more than ever, the consequences of being so excited, so excitable, that it could affect his play time. Or it could affect his physical ability to go out there and make a play. I think that’s when we ought to all be proud that Dez’s rationale clicks in. And it’s a solid rationale. He’ll straighten up and fly right if he thinks he’s going to be taken off the field by his own volition or somebody else’s.”
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