Today former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin, talked about the arrest of Dez Bryant for a domestic violence charge. Irvin admits that he had issues off the field but stated he never laid his hands on any woman and especially not the number one woman in a man’s life, mom. VIDEO
Irvin thinks Dez is crossing the line now and must deal with some serious anger issues.
Jerry Jones knew what he was signing up for when he drafted Dez Bryant. Dez fell down through the draft not because scouts questioned his athletic ability or his ability to be an NFL level WR. They all knew this guy could play. Dez fell down to the Cowboys because there were lots of red flags regarding his character and his past. He would likely be high maintenance off the field.
The Cowboys assumed risks when they drafted him. If he could mature and stay out of trouble, they got themself the top WR in the draft, late in the first round. But if he couldn’t get his life straight, then it would ultimately appear to be a bad move. Today it is looking like it’s going to be the latter.
In previous blogs, I have pointed out that Jerry was having to handle Dez’s finances and pointed out that Deion Sanders warned us that Dez had issues so I’m not one who is going to attempt to defend Dez. Having said that, I’m not interested in piling on him right now as facts are just now leaking out about what happened. It’s well known that his mom is not without some issues too, and her criminal past has been well documented. To say the least, it has been a turbulent relationship between them.
As the saying goes, there are three sides to every story. His side, her side, and the truth.
I don’t expect any satisfactory explanation for his actions. But acknowledge at this point, I don’t really know what went down at his mom’s house.
The drama that seems to surround Dez constantly is not likely going away any time soon. What the Cowboys will have to decide at some point, is when will they have given this guy all the opportunities they can? I can’t say if they have reached that point yet but I do think they moved a little closer to it this week.
Since becoming head coach, Jason Garrett has been very intentional in his efforts to change the culture of this team and to bring in the right kind of guys. To move forward with that mission, Jason will have to address some of the selections made before he became head coach.
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