Jerry Jones might not want Dez Bryant returning punts

Dez Bryant’s role on special teams might be reduced. Very soon.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver suffered a broken leg on a kickoff return last season, and now he’s a little gimpy after suffering a quad injury returning a punt Sunday night in the team’s loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

He got limited on the punt return, according to what he told me,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The boss might issue an edict on this one because the Cowboys need Bryant on the field on offense. He is very skilled in the return game.

“I love doing it. I just felt like, ‘Things happen,’ and I feet like punt return, I love it a lot,” Bryant said. “I feel like any moment, I can make a big splash on it. But it’s whatever Mr. Jones wants. He doesn’t want me doing it? I’d be sad. I’d love to continue doing it. But hey, he makes the calls.”

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