In Sunday night’s loss to the Saints, Dez Bryant had one catch for 44 yards on a grand total of two targets. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes there’s a problem here, but it’s one that’s easily remediable going into the team’s bye week.
“We need to get him the ball more,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think that’s the kind of thing that is a reasonable thing that you can adjust over a two-week period that we’re going into with our bye. How do we work to get him the ball more?”
The disappointment that was so apparent in Jones earlier in the week has seemingly turned into a cautious optimism. On Tuesday, Jones was vocal in his belief that the Cowboys getting a little healthier with the extra week--getting some of their many injured players back--will put them in a nice position going down the stretch.
“We’ll use our bye right and come out and be sharper offensively,” Jones said. “As we go forward, that and the addition of the players that we can play with on defense that we haven’t been playing with, I think that looks for better day ahead. I do.”
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