Found July 25, 2012 on Down and Distance:

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett believes wide receiver Dez Bryant (above) would benefit from counseling (Credit: AP Photo/LM Otero)

Dez Bryant was arrested earlier this month for allegedly hitting his mother in the face with a baseball cap and pulling her hair. The whole situation sounds like Bryant is part of a dysfunctional family. According to Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Bryant could benefit from some counseling.

Garrett said Wednesday that the Cowboys are ready to assist Bryant in seeking counseling, and hoping he takes the help that’s offered to him.

“We believe we have as good of a players’ assistance program in all of professional sports,” Garrett said, via the San Antonio Express-News. “We believe it’s really, really important to help our players in every way that we can. We’re well-staffed in that area. We believe in counseling for people who need it. We try to do that for all of our players. Dez will be a part of that and we just want to help him. We have great resources. We embrace the opportunity to help him.”

Garrett said he has been in regular contact with Bryant since he was charged with a Class A misdemeanor family violence, and he’ll continue to lend a hand as Bryant deals with the issue.

“First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant’s family,” Garrett said. “We support Dez. We support his mom. We want to help them in anyway we can. We have the resources to do that. He needs to feel the support. He needs to feel the support from us – the Dallas Cowboys organization, the coaches, the players, the staff. We are a close-knit team. We are a team that wants to support people on our team. We want to support our family. Dez is part of our family. We are going to help him in any way we can.”

Bryant may not end up in court as it was last reported that his mother does not want to press charges.

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