OXNARD, Calif. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits talent often trumps character when building an NFL roster.
"Games aren't won with Sunday school teachers," he said.
Jones, though, doesn't want complete dunces either.
Troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant may soon learn that lesson should he stray from the straight and narrow once again.
Bryant's recent arrest for domestic violence following a confrontation with his mother was another blight on a player who has already experienced too many of them in less than three NFL seasons. Jones was so angry following this latest incident that he initially refused to speak with Bryant before relenting to provide support and an ultimatum.
"If Dez doesn't have football, it's a personal tragedy for him. He knows that's at stake," Jones told me and co-host Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I'm sure he knows there's a plane ticket waiting for him if he doesn't understand that. Without trying to be cute, this is a serious matter."