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Jerry Jones Says Dez Bryant Can Still Contribute To A Team

May 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant remains unsigned after he was released from the team almost four weeks ago.

At the Cowboys annual golf tournament Wednesday, owner Jerry Jones was asked why Bryant didn't have a deal in place. 

“I don’t have a reaction to that, because I have no idea if that’s the volition of the teams or his choice," Jones told reporters, including 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher. "I certainly know that he’s probably got the opportunities [and is] going to be pretty selective and should be. He’s earned it. By the same token, I wouldn’t dare speak for any of the other 31 teams.”

When asked if he believed Bryant still had the ability to compete at a high level, Jones had positive things to say about his former star receiver.

“He’s certainly got the right stuff and the real question is ... as every player in his career deals with injury or deals with the length of his career, I think he’s very capable mentally as well as physically to do the kinds of things that you have to adjust as you move on through your career," Jones said. "We just lost one of the greatest role models that may have ever played this game in Jason Witten. But certainly, I think he can take some of the things he’s seen Jason do and incorporate of that type of attitude and work ethic in what he’s doing and get a chance to be back out there.

“I think that every evaluation that I’ve seen, Dez has an excellent opportunity to make a contribution and a significant contribution to a team. Our time was the time and the right time as far as our relationship but that doesn’t preclude him from being productive for another team.”