Found August 27, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:

Forget Tony Romo and the sometimes ill-timed interception that seems to offset super-athletic flashes of utter brilliance. When it comes to off-the-charts, untapped athletic—and football—prowess, Dez Bryant is the most frustrating Dallas Cowboy of them all.

Writing his column, Shutdown Corner, for Yahoo! Sports, Doug Farrar puts it quite well:

The Dallas Cowboys have been dealing with receiver Dez Bryant‘s inconsistency on the field, and his missteps off it, since they selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Bryant has ridiculous athleticism and the most impressive catch radius this side of Calvin Johnson, but he’s also dug himself quite a few holes with his behavior – most notably, with an incident that took place on July 20, when he had Class A misdemeanor charges filed against him after his mother, Angela Bryant, called 911 and said that her son had assaulted her.

Three days later, Ms. Bryant decided that she did not want to press charges. The Dallas County district attorney’s office is still reviewing the case.

Dallas sports radio, TV and print media following the incident was rife with speculation on why Jerry Jones, the always-into-everything owner/GM of the Cowboys said several days after the incident that he had not spoken to Bryant about it.

Imagine the shock!

From the time Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys, he has lived up to his promise to be involved in every aspect of the team, “from the socks to the jocks.” But one of his prize first-rounders is accused of beating up on his own momma and Jones doesn’t bother talking to him about it?


Now, however, we know why.

With the Cowboys announcing a new team-imposed kind of probation for Dez—one that includes a ban on alcohol consumption, counseling sessions and a midnight curfew—Jones tells us why he didn’t talk to Dez right away after the incident:

“One of the reasons I didn’t [earlier], because I didn’t want to talk to him emotionally. … I was disappointed,” Jones said. “As a daddy, sometimes you’re not supposed to spank when you’re mad. I wanted to get the information but also wanted to get my mind right so that we could really have a good talk about this … I don’t have a feeling one way or another, but we have talked.”

Jones does have a way with words, doesn’t he?

The NFL’s most meddlesome owner didn’t talk to Dez because the troubled player’s like a son to him and he didn’t want to speak to his boy out of anger.

Or something like that.

I guess it is as good an analogy—and as plausible an excuse—as any.

At any rate, it is both encouraging and disheartening (if that is possible) to see the measures the Cowboys are taking with Dez. It is encouraging to see the team take discipline and accountability seriously. God knows, that is a change from the roaring ’90s. It is, however, disheartening to think that one of the most important players on your team is unable to police himself.

Here is hoping that Dez has a season of high-flying, circus catches and dazzling dashes to the end zone…and that none of that makes him want to slap his momma.

The post Should Dez Bryant call Jerry Jones “Daddy?” appeared first on Silver and BlueBlood.

Check out other great articles at Silver and BlueBlood.


40 Bold Predictions for the 2012-2013 NFL Season

This article will be similar to my "50 Crazy Predictions" I wrote prior to the start of the baseball season back on March, 31st. Looking back at that article I got some things right like #37 "John Axford will shave his mustache" but I also missed out on some things, including #14 "Matt Kemp has a 42/42 season."  I was high on certain players like...

Dez Bryant agrees to Dallas Cowboys special rules

The Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Dez Bryant have agreed to a set of special rules regarding his off the field conduct. ESPN says some of the rules Bryant must follow are: Midnight cufew.  Officials must know if he will miss curfew in advance. No Drinking alcohol. He can't attend any strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and he has...

Report: Dez Bryant rules came from Bryant’s camp

After learning of the Dez Bryant rules that were apparently mandated by the Cowboys, there was talk that the rules could violate the CBA. But according to 105.3 The Fan, the rules don’t actually violate the CBA. Mainly because the rules were not handed down by the Cowboys. Instead, it was Dez Bryant’s inner circle that created the rules and presented them to the Cowboys. Of course...

Cowboys will likely move on from Felix Jones after this season

Getty According to, it looks like the Dallas Cowboys will allow running back Felix Jones to walk in free agency after this season. “It’s looking more and more as if Felix Jones will be in his final season with the Cowboys. The oft-injured running back now appears to have lost his biggest asset — his burst through the hole. Jones has ceded a starting job...

New Rules Given to Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is a talent on the field, but his problems start when he steps off the field. Bryant, who is currently awaiting possible prosecution stemming from allegedly assaulting his mother, has been given a special set of rules by his club regarding his behavior off the field this season. And frankly, these rules are ridiculous. The Dallas Cowboys have imposed...

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones Raps In Papa John's Commercial

How many words rhyme with pepperoni? Unfortunately, Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, answered that question for everyone when he recently starred in a commercial for Papa John’s Pizza. The polarizing Dallas GM – and part-time Joan Rivers’ body double – tries his hand at rapping in a song titled, “5 Star Combo.”Aside from owning “America’s Team,” Jerry Jones is also...

'Dez rules' window-dressing for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are treating wide receiver Dez Bryant like a child because he's given them every reason to do so. In an attempt to keep Bryant from being suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and to try to maximize his freakish talent, the Cowboys have implemented a set of rules that will govern his every off-the-field move. According to reports, the wide receiver...

Dallas 20, St. Louis 19: Did Cowboys Uncover A New Starting WR?

The Cowboys and the Rams faced off for their third preseason game, with the Cowboys holding on to win 20-19. However, there was clearly a difference between the Cowboy starting units and the Rams starting units. The Cowboys took at 17-3 lead with Tony Romo at quarterback, with two long touchdowns to Dwayne Harris. On the other side the Dallas starting defense held Rams starting Sam...

22 NSFW Dez Bryant Is A F*ckin’ Moron Tweets

By now we all know the deal with Dez Bryant and his new rules. The guy can’t go to strip clubs, has to be home by midnight, blah, blah, blah. It’s pretty sad that it’s come to this with Dez. The guy has all the talent in the world and just can’t seem to get his sh*t together. The guy was sued by creditors, got in a nightclub fight with Lil’ Wayne, then to top it all off...

Jason Witten returns to limited practice

Jason Witten returned to practice today for the Cowboys after missing the past week due to a spleen injury against the Oakland Raiders on August 13. Witten was limited to just non-contact drills, however, he did tell reporters after the game that he is feeling much better. As reported on, Witten said: ”It’s feeling a lot better than it was,” “Every day I feel...

Witten begins to workout

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was on the field working with trainers today at Valley Ranch. Brandon George of the Dallas News reports that Witten was working with the resistance cord at practice. If you remember when he first lacerated his spleen on August 13th he was told to stay idle for seven to ten days, so even this little bit is a positive sign. I still think it...

Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant agrees to follow special behavioral guidelines

It seems that the Dallas Cowboys have come up with a set of special rules for 23-year-old Dez Bryant due to his habit of running into trouble when away from the football field, such as allegedly assaulting his own mother. The NFL’s Cowboys don’t want to take any risks with the youngster and it’s been reported that they have set out a list of special rules for him to follow...

Dallas Cowboys: Compare and Contrast: Tim Tebow v. Dez Bryant

Remember in high school English class when your teacher would ask you to compare and contrast? Consider this a prime example.On the one hand you have Tim Tebow, currently the second string quarterback for the New York Jets. By all accounts Tebow is a god-fearing, church-going, non-violent, non-drinking All-American young man. The Tim Tebow Foundation is known for building children’s...

Top 10 lesser-known Dez Bryant conduct conditions

By now, everyone has word about the Cowboys trying to provide some guidance -- because dammit, discipline is something you do FOR people, not TO them, so quit yer ******** young man or so help me I'll... -- for their universally regarded as troubled and talented wideout. And you know that he's got a curfew, has to have a 3-man team with him when he's out, and so on, and...

Jay Ratliff expected to be out 2-4 weeks

Getty According to Jason La Canfora of, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff is expected to missed the next two to four weeks with a sprained ankle. Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff (ankle) expected out 2-4 weeks. Jets LB David Harris (ankle) less severe, expected back for Week 1 — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 27, 2012 It looks like Ratliff will not only miss...
Cowboys News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.