Posted by Michael David Smith on August 28, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT
We’ve noted that the reports that the Cowboys have created a special list of off-field rules for receiver Dez Bryant could constitute a violation of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players. So it’s not surprising that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is saying that his team hasn’t actually created special rules for Bryant at all.
Asked in a radio interview today if the team had created special rules for Bryant, Jones answered, “no.”
“I’m not so sure where the media has come up with detail of this nature,” Jones said on KRLD-FM via the Star-Telegram.
Whether Jones is just urging Bryant to do those things, or has created special rules insisting that Bryant do those things, may just be a matter of semantics. What is clear is that if Bryant’s NFL career is going to be a success, he has rules he needs to follow.
“I think it’s pretty clear,” Jones said. “We’ve got behavior rules in the NFL that have been made very clear by the commissioner’s office. And I think it’s real clear that if you don’t abide by the rules of society what happens.”
According to Jones, as long as Bryant abides by the same rules that everyone else abides by, the Cowboys will say he’s doing just fine.