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Daryl Johnston on Dez: "Maybe He Needs To be Held Accountable"

Johnston believes Dez Bryant might be better off in the long run if he were suspended now

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    Following Dez Bryant’s arrest on misdemeanor domestic violence charges this week, former Cowboys’ fullback and current NFL analyst Daryl Johnston believes a suspension may be Dallas’ (and/or the NFL’s) only play--and also, hopefully, a wakeup call for the 23-year-old receiver.

    Bryant turned himself into authorities on Monday, after allegedly having a physical altercation with his mother at a DeSoto residence last Saturday; he has yet to release any sort of statement on the matter, instead deferring to his adviser, David Wells, who released a short statement earlier this week.

    Which, of course, makes Bryant one of the few people around football who haven’t put in their two cents in the wake of the news.

    Johnston, who played 11 seasons for the Cowboys, said in an appearance on NFL Network’s “Total Access” this week that the young receiver might be better off in the future if he were suspended now, after his first arrest.

    This is the first time he’s been arrested,” Johnston said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Maybe he needs to be held accountable and maybe that’s the only thing that’s going to let him get smart.”

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