Dez Bryant’s arrest Monday has led everyone and anyone with an opinion to take to the web, television and radio in an attempt to prove their point on “why the Dallas Cowboys should cut ties with the troubled young receiver.”
Recently, former Dallas Cowboys legend and Super Bowl winning quarterback Roger Staubach took to the airwaves on a Dallas radio station, to voice his concern over Dez Bryant’s situation.
“You still want to help them, but you get to a point where, is it affecting the team?” Staubach said. “Once that happens, that’s when you’ve got to cut the cord, but you’ve still got to do what you can.”
I’ve got no problems with those comments. Mr. Staubach is definitely entitled to his opinion, as is the rest of the world.
What I don’t necessarily like is the way the Dez Bryant situation, which is magnified by a thousand times because he’s a Dallas Cowboy and I challenge anyone who disagrees with me to prove me wrong, is being handled.
The media and tabloids that survive on creating drama and enticing excitement through scandalous reporting have given this story a life of its own.
A bigger problem is what the league proposes to do with all these marijuana and DUI/DWI cases that seem to happen on the daily in the NFL, but I’ve digressed.
Unlike you and I, Dez Bryant’s, family, friends, sponsors, agents, the Dallas Cowboys and his own conscience are pulling him in every direction.
Granted this is purely speculative, but I honestly believe that Dez Bryant went to his mother’s that night to cut ties with those people and in an attempt to salvage a paycheck, Bryant’s mother lashed out and attacked him and we’re left with yet another bad decision made by one of our higher profile players.
Nonetheless, it’s time for Dez Bryant to put up or shut up when it comes to on the field production.
There’s no room for error and although Dez Bryant showed improvement from his rookie year to his second year and is now poised to have a breakout season in his third year, this bad publicity goes against everything that Head Coach Jason Garret has been preaching since becoming the full-time head coach of the Cowboys.
Will Jason Garrett tire of the off the field antics and move on from Dez, or will Jerry Jones put up with the negative as long as the positive comes to work on Sundays, is still left to be seen.