Off the Record (OTR)

Dez done in Dallas?

Dez Bryant has had some absolute monster years for the Dallas Cowboys. From 2012-2014, he played all 16 games each year and was over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was absolutely beastly.

And while he wasn’t bad this past year, he certainly wasn’t the alpha number one wide receiver that he’s been in the past. He caught 69 balls for 838 yards and six touchdowns. For him, that’s kind of ho hum.

Then you have to throw in some of his sideline behavior at times. When you’re putting up gaudy numbers, people will look the other way. But, when you are showing signs of deterioration, then it gets old.

And general manager Stephen Jones is starting to hint that it may, in fact, be getting old, admitting it “can be a distraction.”

He then went on to say that Dez hasn’t clicked with Dak Prescott the way he did with Tony Romo.

“The chemistry between Dak and Dez is different between Tony (Romo) and Dez. … It hasn’t hit on all cylinders on how the connection works. It’s a work in progress,” Jones said. “And we just have to really get our hands around, when you put all the full body of work together, where that’s headed.”

Could he be greasing the skids to get Dez to take a pay cut? He’s owed $12.5 million next season and I think most would agree that he’s not worth that right now. It will be interesting to see what happens, because the Cowboys aren’t really in any position to jettison Dez. After him, it’s Cole Beasley and a very bare cupboard.

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