The Dallas Cowboys have flip-flopped on the idea of using Dez Bryant as a punt returner.
Heck, owner Jerry Jones himself has flip-flopped about using the wide receiver on special teams.
Right now, Jones is all for it. The topic became a real issue during the season opener last season when Bryant was injured returning a punt, suffering a deep thigh bruise. Jones was critical of the decision at the time, and Bryant sat out the following game.
“I have no issue with us making business decisions relative to him returning punts," Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “What I do want him to do is to get enough repetitions so he can have a sense of fielding them and when to field them and when not to field them and make those kinds of judgments, but I like him back there to use him when we've got a long field or a chance for a return.
“He's quite a weapon, and I'm for using him.”
Bryant is a dynamic open-field threat because he has size, speed and moves to make defenders miss. The Cowboys badly need him to be a dynamic performer as a wide receiver. We’ll see how they balance his talents moving forward.
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