Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett joined the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen on his podcast on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues, among them the perception that the Cowboys were concerned about rookie receiver Dez Bryant, who has come into the public eye for the wrong reasons this offseason.
Specifically, Eisen asked if there was any “hand-wringing” within the organization over Bryant.
“That's probably not a very accurate description,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You know, Dez, like all of our players, is someone we're concerned about, we care about and what happens with young players is they transition from the college level to the NFL.
“There's a transition as a player but there is also a transition in their life and they need to understand what it means to be on their own and to be in a professional environment. And we pride ourselves on trying to help our guys with that transition. And we do that with Dez but also other young guys and guys who are a couple to three years into the league.”
During the lockout, Bryant has been in attendance for almost all of the Cowboys’ player-run offseason workouts. According to quarterback Tony Romo, who is leading the practices, Bryant, who is coming off a fractured ankle, looks good.
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