Jerry Jones all for Dez Bryant being used on punt returns

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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