Jerry tells Dez to keep his guard up

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  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Before the start of the 2012 season, [SIZE=+0]Dallas Cowboys[/SIZE] wide receiver [SIZE=+0]Dez Bryant[/SIZE] agreed to a strict set of conduct rules. They were set up by Bryant and his adviser David Wells in consultation with team officials.

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    [​IMG] Bryant Two years in, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the rules should remain in place.

    "He doesn't need to drop his guard," Jones said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "In some respect, none of us do."

    Jones' comments brought about laughter during his chat with beat writers.

    Bryant must adhere the following guidelines:
    • A midnight curfew. If he's going to miss curfew, team officials must know in advance.
    • No alcohol.
    • He can't attend strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and has a security team with him.
    • He must attend counseling sessions twice a week.
    • A rotating three-man security team will leave one man with Bryant at all times.
    • Members of the security team will drive Bryant to practices, games and team functions.
  2. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    I won't comment about the need for these restrictions or not, but i am amazed at how intrusive they are, particularly for a young NFL millionaire.

    Kudos to Dez for handling that arrangement.

    COWBOYSNUM1 Active Member

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    Jerry wants Dez to keep his guard up because he's about to give him a big fat contract.
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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  5. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    These kinds of things read more to me about keeping certain people away from him than not trusting him to behave himself.

    People will want to try and poke at a young man like Dez to get him to react, even though on his own he's fairly harmless. This way, the team has some insurance built up around him.

    As long as its working, no issues. The no alcohol thing will really pay dividends for his on-field performance too. Alcohol is a severe performance inhibitor.

    EDIT: although I just read where a lot of this stuff was discredited above, so who knows.
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  6. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    I have already been to several strip clubs in the past month. I feel sorry for the guy.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It's at another level when you have the strippers come to your place.
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    But can you make it rain like NFL players?
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  9. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    You could very easily be right, and from a Cowboys perspective there are nothing but positives here.

    A young man with all the structure to stay out of trouble makes it a lot easier to decide contract details and trust factors going forward.

    The only thing i don't want to hear is, new contract, i don't need supervision stories emerging in a year or so. But honestly i think that highly unlikely, i really like Dez and think his 2nd contract could extend into an up period for the Cowboys, if we can just get it together.

    I worry more about his health than his off field behavior.
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  10. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    Nope , if its a lot of ones it monopoly money.
  11. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Confirms my thoughts about Dez. Embarrassing that a grown man requires a babysitter
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  12. Sportsbabe

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    Oh, it"s needed. I"m for whatever it takes to make sure he suceeds in life. I'm happy to hear it.
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  13. stasheroo

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    +1 point for Jerry for realizing he can follow suit and for a bit if self-effacing humor.
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  14. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Too bad this became public. More teams than you think have these rules in place.
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  15. perrykemp

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    I think it's embarrassing for Dez, however, I think it's good for the club so I am cool with it.
  16. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    We have a full grown baby for WR. Sad.
  17. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Marriage...:D Seriously though, I wish we just had a drunk wife beater who drove himself to strip clubs nightly to get engage in fist fights. I'm so embarrassed...:rolleyes:
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  18. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    I believe this too
  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Lots of guys in this thread sitting on horses with extremely long legs.
  20. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Whatever they are doing, its working. So keep at it.

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