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Dez Bryant is on a short leash with Jerry Jones

Dez Bryant is on a short leash with Jerry Jones

Aug 3, 2012

Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones knew full well that Dez Bryant’s off-field behavior could be an issue prior to drafting the former Oklahoma State star in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. Bryant missed the entire 2009 season of his college career after violating an NCAA rule by not disclosing his relationship with Deion Sanders.

In addition, Bryant’s home life and alleged discretions by his mother caused many teams to pass on the star wide receiver in the draft.

His latest run-in with the law for allegedly assaulting his mother has struck a cord with Jerry Jones, so much so that the outspoken owner told Dan Patrick that the Cowboys would move on if Bryant continues with his off-field issues.

“He’s just got to come on, step up and accept responsibility, and I think he can get there,” Jones told Patrick “I’m demanding that he work through it. He must do it or we can’t count on him.”

Fantasy owners looking to draft Bryant over similarly ranked wide receivers may want to reconsider, as it would be devastating to a fantasy roster should Bryant be reprimanded or released by Jones.

Andrew Swanson

Andrew Swanson is the founder and president of Kramerica Sports LLC, the parent company of and Andrew is a veteran fantasy sports writer and is a regular contributor on ESPN 101.7 The Team and Sirius/XM Fantasy Radio.