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Gurode: Teammates Have Reached Out To Dez

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    Between a couple of lawsuits, a kerfuffle over some allegedly ill-fitting pants at Northpark Center Mall and then another lawsuit, Dallas Cowboys wunderkind wide receiver Dez Bryant has had an offseason marked with controversy.

    It doesn’t help that each of the aforementioned stories broke within a week of each other in an oddly steady stream, which gave some the impression that Bryant was in dire need of the structure of the NFL--of which, of course, he is deprived as the lockout remains in effect.

    We thought at first that the situation had been overblown somewhat, but when David Wells, Bryant’s friend and advisor said that his client was “in a dark place,” we couldn’t help but wonder if perhaps the concern was well founded.

    At any rate, if Bryant truly is traversing a rough patch, as Paul McCartney might say, he can get along with the help of his friends (or in this case, teammates). Cowboys’ center Andre Gurode told 105.3 The Fan this week that several members of the team have reached out to Bryant in the weeks following the controversy.

    “You know, I think we have a close-knit group and we all want the best for Dez and we have reached out to try and get in contact with him and tell him that this is a situation that you’re going through and we want you to get through it, and get over it,” Gurode said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And if you need any help, call one of us and we’ll definitely sit down and talk to you.”

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