I don’t know if you heard the news, but Dez Bryant took to twitter to express his feelings, and they weren’t pleasant. This latest rant came as a result of a not liking the fact that his name was brought up by Stephen Jones in a recent interview courtesy of Sirius XM Radio.
Here's the audio from the Cowboys Stephen Jones about @DezBryant from our training camp stop today...— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) July 27, 2018
"He's gotta trust the system, which at times last year, there was pressure.. with Dez in his ear and to some degree Jason in his ear. Those great players want the ball" pic.twitter.com/DmjugEtU2c
The part of contention has to be the “Dez in his ear” part. Bryant was clearly distraught last season when the Cowboys offense struggled at times. His aggravation was often times the topic of discussion for the broadcasters announcing the game. Bryant’s twitter tirade consisted of several tweets and in one of them he mentioned that it was planned to get him out and that you can ask Travis Frederick and Sean Lee, only he worded the last part like this:
“my brother snake Lee, I mean Sean Lee.”
After practice on Friday, the Cowboys All Pro linebacker took a moment to make a brief response about Dez’ comments.
“First, to say that I can get anyone off the team and have any input on the roster is absurd.
Second thing, I love Dez and I want the best for him. To be honest, we did butt heads because I wanted Dez to be more accountable to this team and his teammates and to be honest with you a lot of the team felt that way. I think he needs to look at himself and hold himself accountable.
Here is the quick video of Lee’s response.
Bryant is no longer with the Cowboys, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t add a lot of excitement to training camp.
I’ll say this. We’ve long given Dez credit for being the guy who brings the spark to training camp. Turns out he can do it when he’s not here, too.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 27, 2018
Distractions like this are exactly what the Cowboys don’t need as they try to rebound from last year. Jason Garrett spoke about focus in today’s press conference, that is maybe something the Cowboys from the very top to the bottom of their organization need to buy into. If the Cowboys are going to win in 2018, they need to look forward, not backwards.