Dez Bryant calls out the Cowboys front office over protest

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 29: Wide receiver Dez Bryant
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 29: Wide receiver Dez Bryant /

Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to see Jerry Jones protesting.

Dez Bryant wants to see Jerry Jones. He wants to see Stephen Jones. He wants action.

The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver — and current NFL free agent — is asking the Jones’ to make themselves publicly part of the protests in Austin, Texas. These protests are of course in response to the police brutality of people of color in America, specifically the senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Bryant, 31, isn’t the only player who wants the NFL to be part of sweeping social reform in the country. The league saw some of its most prominent black stars create a video on Thursday night demanding support, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and many others.

In 2017, the league saw legions of players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of black communities suffering from police brutality. Jones spoke against the peaceful demonstrations then. However, Jones eventually joined hands with his players and knelt during a game in Arizona against the Cardinals as a show of solidarity.

Bryant was on that team, his last campaign with the Cowboys.

Certainly, it would go a long way both in locker rooms and the public eye to see league owners out front, or involved in a protest. Bryant is calling for the Jones’ to make a move. We’ll see if they decide heed his advice.