Since seemingly everyone, from fans to writers to former players, have weighed in on this latest Dez Bryant incident since it first hit the news on Monday, Hall of Fame running back/Cowboys’ great Emmitt Smith didn’t see much need to throw his two cents into the ring when asked about it on Wednesday.
Smith told Michael Rapoport of NFL.com fame, via the Dallas Morning News, “There’s enough people commenting on it, anyway, anything I do is going to be piling on.”
Rather than discussing Bryant’s latest off-the-field headlines in specifics, Smith offered the opinion that Dallas would do well to practice patience with the 23-year-old as he (hopefully) matures.
“That’s a level of maturity that must take place,” Smith said. “This is where people have to be patient with people like Dez or younger players. Everybody has to mature. Sometimes, some folks mature a lot quicker than others. I mean, that’s just something everybody has to be patient for. Just pray that the guy understands and gets it at some point. Because if he doesn’t, he’s definitely messing with his future and he’s messing with his ability to really connect with the fans.”
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