He Made the Difference
Originally Posted by Bluefin
Bryant, Parcells meet; Whalen waived
12:15 PM CDT on Monday, July 26, 2004
By JEAN-JACQUES-TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News
IRVING -- Cowboys wide receiver Antonio Bryant and coach Bill Parcells met Monday morning at Valley Ranch.
Parcells arrived at 8 a.m. at the team's Valley Ranch training facility. Bryant arrived at 9 a.m.
There was no immediate word on what the coach and player discussed.
During on-field work last month, Bryant threw a jersey at Parcells after an altercation that included wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and wide receivers coach Todd Haley. Bryant resumed working out in Dallas a few weeks ago but not at the team's facility.
[View Full Quote]The Cowboys have delayed making a decision on Bryant because they did not want emotion to play a part. A few teams have called about trading for Bryant, but the Cowboys would want a significant draft pick in return. Though headstrong, Bryant does possess talent, and the team's wide receiving group is not very deep.
Five days before the team's first training camp practice in California, the Cowboys waived backup tight end James Whalen, who was injured most of last season and did not catch a pass in seven games.
The Cowboys are well-stocked at tight end with Jason Witten, Dan Campbell and rookie Sean Ryan.
In four seasons with Dallas, Whalen caught 17 passes for 152 yards -- all during the 2002 season. He did not score a touchdown.
The Cowboys open training camp Friday in Oxnard, Calif. The first practice is Saturday.
Don't forget Landon Trusty at TE. Probably a practice candidate at best, but he is in the mix.