Jerry Jones not interested in a Dez Bryant-Cowboys reunion
Jerry Jones became the latest member of the Dallas Cowboys’ power structure to express disinterest in a potential reunion with free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant, saying he’s comfortable with how the team currently sits at the wide receiver position.
Bryant, who remains unemployed despite reported interest from a handful of teams during the offseason, took to Twitter earlier this week to hint at a passing interest in rejoining the Cowboys.
I’ll rather it be the Dallas Cowboys if not I’ll be ready to play somewhere else https://t.co/IRUmDXMZa7
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 2, 2018
Echoing what Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett had to say on the Bryant front, Jones on Friday dismissed any possibility of the wide receiver being brought back to Big D.
“I know I’m the one to ask as a response to that, but as you know, we’re friends,” Jones said on 105.3 [KRLD-FM], as transcribed by The Dallas News. “To say the least, we’re friends. I have a lot of pride in where [Bryant] is relative to our relationship as it pertains to him as an individual. I mirror feelings of that nature. It just seems like [Bryant] is a Cowboy.
“But we’ve got to look at what we’re all having to deal with and that is what’s in the best interest of the team. So, that’s a different story there.”
As Jones noted, he and Bryant still remain friends — as evidenced by their recent outing together — despite the unceremonious way their professional relationship ended. While there is no way to predict what Jones may or may not do at any given moment, it certainly seems a reunion with Bryant will not be happening.
“I’m just trying to say we feel good about Dez and wish him the very best,” Jones said. “Trust me, if it were in our best interests, his and ours and the team’s, then he’d be on the field for the Cowboys.”