Jerry Jones denies that he created the Dez rules
The fallout from the talk of the Dallas Cowboys slapping life rules on wide receiver Dez Bryant has drawn a lot of attention.
So much so that Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones has stepped up to somewhat directly address the reports during a radio interview.
Jones was very careful in regards to how he spoke on the situation to KRLD-FM, 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday.
“I’m not so sure where the media has come up with detail of this nature,” Jones said. “Fundamentally, Dez does _ and I’m convinced _ want to do many things that give him the opportunity to get on track the way he needs to, both on and off the field.”
“I think any of this talk or any of these references to what he’s going to be doing or what he is not going to be doing, in general, it’s one that would say just let’s conform to good behavior, the kind of behavior that the commissioner expects, that society expects and that anybody expects if you’re going to get the opportunities you are. He does believe he has a great opportunity.”
“We’re fully supportive of him, his family, his mother. We want to do anything in that direction that we can. As far as specifics of rules, I think just rules that let him concentrate on what he’s doing on the field and let him do his work and not have the distractions of not doing it right off the field.”
“I’m not going to discuss any of the rules because that implies that there are a certain set of rules and I don’t know that that’s correct, either,” Jones said. “So, really, just by the nature of it, it’s not one you would really discuss. We have rules of behavior in the NFL. We have rules of behavior with the Cowboys as well. I’m not so sure there’s been any new rule created here.”
“Well, I think it’s pretty clear. We’ve got behavior rules in the NFL that have been made very clear by the commissioner’s office. And I think it’s real clear that if you don’t abide by the rules of society what happens. All of those are answers that any adult deals with every day.”
Jones did within this conversation state that the rules that Bryant is reportedly sticking to which includes no strip clubs or alcohol consumption were not created by the team as was reported by various sources.
He also stated that none of the drama associated with any part of this situation is shocking to the team.
“There have been absolutely no surprises for us with Dez,” Jones said. “There are no surprises here.”
So will anybody be surprised if he breaks the rules that were (wink, wink) put together by somebody other than the team who can’t potentially enforce certain aspects of them because they could potentially violate the current CBA?