Cowboys Place Off-Field Restrictions on Dez Bryant


ESPN Dallas recently reported that Jerry Jones and company have given Dez Bryant regulations and restrictions to abide by while he is not playing football. The regulations stem from Bryant’s off field issues which includes a July incident when Bryant was arrested on a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his mother.

The rules set in place for Bryant (as reported by ESPN Dallas) are:

• A midnight curfew. If he’s going to miss curfew, team officials must know in advance;   

• No drinking alcohol.                                                                                                                   

• He can’t attend any strip clubs and can only attend nightclubs if they are approved by the team and he has a security team with him.                                                                         

• He must attend counseling sessions twice a week.                                                              

• A rotating three-man security team will leave one man with Bryant at all times.             

• Members of the security team will drive Bryant to practices, games and team functions.

Are the Cowboys protecting themselves by placing these rules on their star receiver or are they truly trying to help Bryant? This is a case in which the Cowboys truly care about Bryant and want to see him mature.  While his on field play has spoke for itself, Bryant seems to find trouble off the field. Any player, coach, or fan of the Cowboys should welcome these rules has no one truly knows the full potential of a trouble-free Dez Bryant.

What do you think of the Dez Bryant rules? Are they too much? Just right? Or are more rules needed?

Let us know in the comments below.


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