The list of former Cowboys weighing in on current Cowboy Dez Bryant’s recent arrest just keeps on growing, as it has seemingly each day since the news broke on Monday afternoon.
Roger Staubach recently joined the likes of Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin as former players who have some opinion of what their former team should do with the controversy-prone 23-year-old, saying in an appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3 FM on Thursday that if Bryant’s off-field behavior is affecting the team as a whole, it may be time to cut bait.
“You still want to help them, but you get to a point where, is it affecting the rest of the team?” Staubach said, via ESPN Dallas. “Once that happens, that’s when you’ve got to cut the cord. But you’ve still got to do what you can. Coach (Landry) tried to work with players, but if it didn’t work out, you were gone.”
The Cowboys current head coach, Jason Garrett, has seen Bryant run into controversy in the past of course, but never anything as serious as the allegations stemming from the incident with his mother last Saturday.
“If it actually is factual that he’s had all these episodes, there is definitely a pattern of behavior that’s not good,” Staubach said. “It’s affecting him, then it affects your teammates and affects what you do on the field. So that’s not good. If you can’t repair that, it affects the rest of the team.
“I don’t think there’s any excuse in the world, even if you have a bad mother, that you physically do anything to your mother. If that’s true, there’s no excuse for that.”
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