IRVING – Jerry Jones doesn’t know why Dez Bryant withers after halftime, but the Dallas Cowboys owner is certain of this: The talented wide receiver’s sloppy route running is a concern.
Bryant has played in four games this season. In three of those outings, including Sunday’s 20-16 loss at New England, he failed to catch a pass in the second half.
The disappearing act was a topic on Jones’ weekly radio show Tuesday, two days after Bryant got shut out in the tense second half against the Patriots after catching four passes for 78 yards in the first happened.
“I think that has kind of just happened,” Jones said of Bryant’s tendency to vanish after halftime. “It certainly is not a deliberate thing. It can be because the defense maybe has something to do with it.”
But Jones didn’t stop there.
“Dez needs to concentrate,” the owner added. “I’m not being critical of him, but he needs to continue to concentrate on his route running because there’s a reason for harping on running co