Found July 20, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
Wide receiver Dez Bryant (23) faces a Class A misdemeanor family violence charge after he was accused of assaulting his mother (37). I got nothin’ but Dr. Phil’s saying, “Every pancake has two sides.” Bryant turned himself in to the DeSoto, Texas police in answer to a warrant. The Cowboys said Bryant had been having an ideal offseason in the lead-up to training camp. He has no prior arrests. Jerry Jones has said that players with troubled backgrounds could be productive if they had a support structure for personal guidance. The Cowboys set out to build that structure, often tapping Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders as mentors. Dallas took a gamble with Adam Jones before releasing him in 2009. They are unlikely to dump the physically talented Bryant whose troubled upbringing leaves him poorly equipped for the pressures of the NFL. Dallas is on the lookout for a veteran training camp casualty who might step in as a No. 3 receiver to replace Laurent Robinson. Concern for Bryant’s avai...

Who's to blame for Bryant's problems?

Since learning of Dez Bryant's Monday arrest and alleged domestic violence incident that took place Saturday at his mother's home in DeSoto, many have speculated about who deserves blame for Bryant's problems off the field. In a Thursday column by Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman, former NFL wide receiver Bryan Gilmore places some of that blame on former Cowboys cornerback...

Report: Assault charges filed Friday against Bryant

Assault charges were scheduled to be filed on Friday against Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, reported. Captain Ron Smith of the DeSoto, Texas, police department told that the charges will be Class A misdemeanor charges for assault causing bodily injury and family violence. The charges resulted from a Saturday incident when his mother, Angela Bryant...

Romo: I still have Dez's back

Despite the ugly offseason Dez Bryant has gotten himself wrapped up in that has left the Cowboys pondering his future, his quarterback is still supporting him.

Emmitt Smith opens up about Dez Bryant

Former Dallas Cowboys running back and Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith was reluctant to speak about Dez Bryant Wednesday at a golf outing in Lake Tahoe. "There's enough people commenting on it, anyway, anything I do is going to be piling on," the NFL's all-time leading rusher told's Ian Rapoport. Bryant was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting his...

Romo shows support for troubled teammate Bryant

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo expressed his support for troubled teammate Dez Bryant at a celebrity golf tournament on Friday in Lake Tahoe. Bryant had turned himself in to police on Monday after a warrant for his arrest was issued that accused him of assaulting his mother. "The one thing I know is that Dez knows I have his back," Romo told ESPN at the American...

Staubach weighs in on Bryant's arrest

Former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach understands that the times have changed from when he played in the NFL. It's much more difficult for current Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to kick a player off the team than it was for Tom Landry to do the same when Staubach was playing. The biggest difference is the tremendously inflated salaries that professional football players make...

With his public support of Dez Bryant, Tony Romo again indicates he is readying for a great year in Dallas

Embattled Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told ESPN’s Ed Werder yesterday that he supports teammate Dez Bryant despite the unhinged wide receiver’s recent legal woes. Bryant was arrested and booked earlier this week on a Class A misdemeanor domestic violence … Continue reading →

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness, personal fouls galore…and the NFL season hasn’t even started!  Every week seems to bring a few new player arrests, some of them usual suspects (Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant), some of them unlikely offenders (Minnesota … Continue reading →

Tony Romo: Dez knows I have his back

Dez Bryant has gotten himself in hot water, but his quarterback Tony Romo isn't going to jump ship anytime soon. “The one thing I know is that Dez knows I have his back” Romo in an interview with ESPN’s Ed Werder. “Dez knows I’ll be there for him. Dez knows that I’m going to stick up for him.” Bryant, who impressed the Cowboys coaches and teammates by having a...

SteelDad’s Rants and Slants Version 3

Kicking Off There are so many ways I could go with this story about the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant attacking his mother, but I’ll choose this one; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been anything but consistent when handing out fines and suspensions, but he needs to get this one right or risk losing the ounce of respect fans around the league still have for him. If Goodell is going...
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