Jerry Jones expresses confidence in Dez Bryant
Jerry Jones isn’t concerned about the big investment he made last season when he drafted wide receiver Dez Bryant in the first round.
The NFL Network’s Albert Breer caught up with Jones at the owners meetings in Indianapolis earlier this week, and Jones expressed confidence in Bryant, who has had a trying offseason with the lawsuits filed vs. him and bill collectors chasing him.
“I really wouldn't want to address any particular player. But I will, since I was asked the question -- no, I'm not concerned," Jones said. "I think that Dez does have accountability right now, not only within himself, but also to his teammates. And at the end of the day, those two constituencies, Dez himself as well as his teammates, are the ones that are gonna make the biggest difference in his life. So he's in the right area for the right type of influence, and I think that will have a positive impact.”
Veteran Cowboys players have met with Bryant this offseason to help guide him, but the team has been prohibited from having any contact with him because of the lockout.
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