At team headquarters at Valley Ranch on Wednesday for the first day of a three-day mini-camp this week, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason garrett said that the team currently has no plans of disciplining Dez Bryant for the incident that led to his recent arrest on charges of family violence--which followed an altercation with his mother--saying that to do so at this juncture would be “premature.”
Garrett did say, however, that team counselors had been made available to the sometimes-controversial 23-year-old receiver.
“I have spoken to Dez a number of times since the incident last week,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “First and foremost, we support Dez Bryant’s family. We support Dez. We support his mom. We want to help them in any way that we can. We have the resources to do that. He needs to feel the support. She needs to feel the support from us, the Dallas Cowboys organization, the coaches, the players, the staff.
“We’re a close-knit football team. We’re a team that wants to support people on our team , wants to support our family. Dez is part of our family. And we’re going to help him in any way that we can.”
As for any disciplinary action, Garrett said the team is still in the process of figuring out just what happened that Saturday in DeSoto. Bryant’s mother said in a statement on Tuesday that she did not want the Dallas County District Attorney’s office to pursue charges against her son.
“We’re still gathering information about what exactly happened,” Garrett said.
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