Dez Bryant Has Not Changed
Writer: Jameson White
Dez Bryant can’t seem to keep his name out of the mouths of the media. He was cut from the Dallas Cowboys months ago, however, he seems to not be over his ex-team. He has not yet been given a chance with another team, although he has garnered recent interest from the Cleveland Browns. Last week, Bryant called out multiple people in the Dallas Cowboys organization, such as Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, Jason Garret, and Sean Lee. In his comments, he talked about atrocious play-calling, poor management, and Lee being a “snake” that got Bryant released from the team. Sean Lee, on the same day of these comments, said in a training camp interview that “first thing to say, that I can get anybody off the team and have any input on a roster is absurd,” also saying that “You know, to be honest, we did butt heads, because I wanted Dez to be more accountable to this team and his teammates, to be honest with you, a lot of this team felt that way. I think he needs to look at himself and hold himself accountable.”
It is not a good look for a former All-Pro player to be called out by a fellow-former All-Pro teammate that said Dez is not a guy to be depended on. There were whispers from Bryant’s teammates that say he was hindering the growth of young franchise quarterback Dak Prescott. He used to be a guy that would be thrown to in big moments and was able to deliver in those opportunities. He did enough in those moments to be given a contract worth over $70 million. Soon after this mega-deal, he started to become injury-prone. Then, these injuries sapped his athleticism. Thinking he was still the same great player, he began begging for the ball and throwing tantrums when he wouldn’t get the pass thrown his way; even when he did get his targets, he would make a bone-headed play. He became more of a headache that negatively impacted the Cowboys. It seems as other people noticed that he was more trouble than he’s worth. The Browns, who have nothing to lose, may gamble on Dez Bryant; but don’t bet that Dez is going to change his ways.