We haven’t heard much from Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant this season and owner and general manager Jerry Jones is taking this as a positive, a sign that perhaps Bryant has become a more mature player over the last couple years.
"He's certainly matured," Jones told Sirius/XM Radio, via ESPN Dallas. "You would expect that, you hope for that and that is happening. Football means everything to him and he certainly had a lot of growing up to do, probably more so than your average player in the NFL. He's quick to understand that and he's doing that and he's doing it at a real fast pace. I know better to really get too positive because you can really get that call."
In the past, Bryant has run into some well-publicized financial issues, been asked to leave a Dallas mall and got into a tiff with his mother that resulted in his arrest. But since this last incident, Bryant has kept his headline-making to on-field exploits, posting career-highs in catches (92), yards (1,382) and touchdowns in 2013.
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