Will McClay Says His Quotes About Dez Bryant's Ability To Win Routes Were Misinterpreted

Josh Clark
May 02, 2018 - 12:17 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys assistant director of player personnel says his quotes about former wide receiver Dez Bryant were misinterpreted. 

In an interview with ESPN 103.3 on Tuesday, McClay publicly weighed in on Bryant's release from the team for the first time. 

“It was a collective deal,” McClay said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The (inability) to win one-on-one, to win down field. There was inconsistency as well as some huge things in his play. So what’s best moving forward for Dez Bryant the Cowboys, we just made that decision. It’s a production-based business.”

In his interview Wednesday with the GBAG Nation on 105.3 The Fan, McClay says he wasn't misquoted but rather is words were not perceived correctly by the media. 

"Father time gets all of us. There was the deal that came out yesterday ... I was not misquoted, I was misinterpreted. Dez did win some one-on-ones and he didn't win some one-on-ones, like many receivers, McClay said. "He did some great things for us, but I just think as you go through it, we're looking for the best decision for the team as we went through that. Dez is gonna go somewhere and he's gonna make a bunch of touchdowns ... He's gonna do something positive for somebody else. We just decided to move on at this point in time."

When asked by the GBAG Nation if the Cowboys would have any interest in a reunion with Terrell McClain after he was released by the Washington Redskins last week, McClay said the team was open to it. 

"We're gonna look at opportunities to improve the team. He had a great run here, and if he wants to come back, we'll definitely look at it," McClay said. 

McClay also touched on the players the Cowboys selected in the draft, and much more. 

Listen to the entire interview below: