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    Garrett says Cowboys will help Bryant with counseling
    By Tom Orsborn

    IRVING — In his first public comments since Dez Bryant's misdemeanor domestic violence arrest last week, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday the team “embraces the opportunity to help” the troubled wide receiver and will provide him with counseling.

    “We believe we have as good of a players' assistance program in all of professional sports,” Garrett said. “We believe it's really, really important to help our players in every way we can. We're well-staffed in that area. We believe in counseling for people who need it. We try to do that for all of our players. Dez will be a part of that.”

    Garrett said he's talked to Bryant several times since he allegedly assaulted his mother, Angela Bryant, during an argument at her home. The player's attorney says his client is innocent, and Angela Bryant has asked Dallas County prosecutors to drop the case even though she suggested in her 911 call her son is a serial abuser.

    “First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant's family,” Garrett said after practice, the first of three this week for rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans.

    “We support Dez,” Garrett continued. “We support his mom. We want to help them in any way we can. We have the resources.”...

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