Would The Dallas Cowboys Trade Dez Bryant?

January 20, 2011 – 1:39 am by Ryan Phillips

Before the 2010 season it appeared that wide receiver Dez Bryant was a big part of the future for the Dallas Cowboys. Despite what was a promising rookie season at times, Bryant also suffered injuries and missed meetings.

Bryant finished the season with 45 receptions for 561 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned two punts for touchdowns.

Despite being immensely talented, Bryant dropped to 24th in the draft and the Cowboys gladly snagged him. Since then Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been effusive in his praise for Bryant’s talent and potential.

In spite of all of Jones’ praise, a member of the Cowboys’ front office said he would consider trading Bryant this offseason. That came after former Cowboys receiver Patrick Crayton went on a radio show and let loose about the rookie. Here’s what he had to say:

“They let him get away with a lot of stuff. A lot of stuff. Hopefully whoever they bring in as receivers coach, and they say (Jason) Garrett is a disciplinarian, won’t let him get away with so much stuff. He’ll get locked down and hopefully be the next Michael Irvin.”

Other sources within the organization have claimed that Bryant was constantly late to meetings early in the season and didn’t really learn the playbook as well as he probably could have.

Cowboys’ vice president Stephen Jones denied any interest in trading the talented young receiver, but if that’s just public posturing, who would be interested in making a move for Bryant?

A team like the Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots could both use a receiver and the Patriots have both the 17th and 28th picks to trade, plus two second and third round pics as well. They’d easily be able to make a move for Bryant if they wanted him and the Cowboys were willing to move him.

This is all speculation at this point obviously and it’d be hard to see the Cowboys giving up on him this early. But it is clear that Jason Garrett isn’t going to take any crap from his players and maybe Jerry Jones would be willing to move Bryant to pick up some extra draft picks.

We’ll keep you updated on this one.

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  1. 14 Responses to “Would The Dallas Cowboys Trade Dez Bryant?”

  2. As stupid as management, coaches and all the front office is with Dallas, I am no longer surpised when they make a TERRIBLE MOVE….Bobby Carpenter as the first pick by them…does anyone think that was smart..NOT ME!

    By Mike S on Jan 20, 2011

  3. Trading Dez Bryant maybe a good idea for this article, however, with the status of the collective bargaining agreement the way it is, no trades or signing of free agents can be made until a new agreement is signed. So unless the CBA is done before the draft, he stays in Big D

    By Jason C on Jan 20, 2011

  4. I honestly think its a dumb idea. He is a explosive rookie with outstanding talent. He’s a winner!! DON’T GIVE UP ON HIM, JUST GET HIS HEAD OUT THE CLOUDS AND HIS BUTT IN GEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! HONESTLY WE NEED HIM, WE ALL SAW WHAT HAPPEN WHEN HE GOT HURT… HE WAS MISSED BECAUSE HE IS A BIG ASSET TO TEAM AND AT THE END OF THE DAY HE HAS TO REALIZE THIS IS A TEAM!!!!!!!!!!! GET HIS BUTT IN GEAR WE NEED HIM!!!!

    By BIG "B" on Jan 20, 2011

  5. What we need is a QB that doesn’t crack when the games on the line. And stop paying these guys all this money. Its seem like when one of these guys get big money they start to suck.You what to get dez bryant in line, mess with his BIG MONEY.

    By JROD on Jan 20, 2011

  6. I agree, look what happened to Austin after they gave him that huge contract. Dropping balls, giving up on plays,not running the entire route. I think we would get more back by trading him

    By Barry O on Jan 21, 2011

  7. I agree with JROD, I have been a cowboys die hard fan for over 30 years. I can’t ever recall any dallas QB that have that shit eating smile on their face after losing a game. Romo has everyone in dallas front office thinking he is a winner. The next time dallas wins a superbowl, it won’t be with Romo, if they do than the US will stop making coffee, and that’s not going to happen.

    By Lee Mac 21 Jan 2011

    By Lee on Jan 21, 2011

  8. You have to have a great defense. When Dallas was great in the early 90′s they had a great defense. The final four teams left in the nfl all have very good defenses. A great defense gets the ball back for the offense and sometimes create shorter fields. Draft defense. Draft a great DB and therefore you can sit your worst DB and what a differnce that could be. GO COWBOYS

    By Mang44 on Jan 23, 2011

  9. You have to have a great defense. When Dallas was great in the early 90′s they had a great defense. The final four teams left in the nfl all have very good defenses. A great defense gets the ball back for the offense and sometimes create shorter fields. Draft defense. Draft a great DB and therefore you can sit your worst DB and what a differnce that could be. GO COWBOYS

    By Mang44 on Jan 23, 2011

  10. You have to have a great defense. When Dallas was great in the early 90′s they had a great defense. The final four teams left in the nfl all have very good defenses. A great defense gets the ball back for the offense and sometimes create shorter fields. Draft defense. Draft a great DB and therefore you can sit your worst DB and what a differnce that could be. GO COWBOYS

    By Mang44 on Jan 23, 2011

  11. Yes i also think the cowboys need a good DB, most of the big yards, given up by the cowboys was threw the air. and i am surly going to point some fingers at people like newman, and i don’t care if he was hurt most of the season he just cant keep up anymore are DB killing the cowboys.

    By Ryan solomon on Jan 24, 2011

  12. Yes i also think the cowboys need a good DB, most of the big yards, given up by the cowboys was threw the air. and i am surly going to point some fingers at people like newman, and i don’t care if he was hurt most of the season he just cant keep up anymore are DB are killing the cowboys.

    By Ryan solomon on Jan 24, 2011

  13. I agree that we need DB’s, but we need to have tackling drills in practice. The cowboys are a poor tackling team and our defensive back are worst tackling DB’s in the NFL. Roy Williams said; before he left to Cincinati; that the Cowboys never had contact in practice. Is this not tackle football? Hopefully Ryan brings some intensity to this defense. We need to get back hard nose football, like the Jets, Packers, Bears and the Steelers. Lets get rid of an all finesse game!

    By Clay on Jan 24, 2011

  14. Cowboys should not trade dez bryant because we need him who else besides miles austin and roy williams will make plays for us DONT TRADE DEZ over some words a old wack wide out that we traded he just mad.

    By devon on Jan 25, 2011

  15. Trade DEZ BRYANT…u might as well trade the whole team smh!!! I’m a die hard COWBOYS fan and the problem isn’t @ our receiver positions. We need a WINNING coach(Jimmy Johnson) who’s not gonna deal with no b.s.(including from Jerry Jones) I mean yea DEZ is cocky more of less arrogant…BUT REALLY WHAT GOOD WR ISN’T??? I mean jus look @ the contradiction @ hand when everybody compares & contrast DEZ with Micheal Irvin aka “The Great 88″ I’m sure he was late for some meetings and didn’t listen @ times but eventually got it 2gether and>>>made plays<<<that's all part of the game and letting it develop you into a standout player. Its either DEZ will take the adversity and concur it(similar to the ROOKIE HAZING situation) or in which I doubt seriously become a BIG BUST ova time!!! *HOW ABOUT DEM COWBOYS*

    By Martin on Jan 26, 2011

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