Jerry Jones appears to throw serious shade at Dez Bryant
The Dallas Cowboys have struggled to get much going in the passing game through the first five games of the season, and part of the reason for that is they lack an elite wide receiver. As far as Jerry Jones is concerned, they haven’t had one of those for years.
That includes you, Dez Bryant.
In his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones said the Cowboys have not had a legitimate No. 1 wideout for “several years.” When asked about Bryant, Jones seemed to indicate that Dez is not in the same class as some of the other elite receivers in the game.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said the Dallas Cowboys have not had a “true No. 1” wide receiver for “several years.”
Asked about Dez Bryant, Jones specifically mentioned DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones. “Those are the guys. There are not but about a handful of those in the NFL.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 9, 2018
It’s hard to interpret that as anything other than a shot at Bryant, but there is some truth to it. Bryant has not eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark since 2014. Injuries played a role in that, but he was clearly not the same player after Tony Romo left Dallas. Guys like DeAndre Hopkins have proven they can produce at an elite level with any quarterback, and Bryant was not able to do that toward the end of his time with the Cowboys.
Jones seems to have changed his stance from what he said after the Cowboys released Bryant, which probably means he is getting tired of answering questions about whether the team could use Dez or not. Unless Dak Prescott and company start producing consistently, those questions are not going away.