Jerry Jones finally sat down with Dez Bryant on Tuesday, more than two weeks after the third-year receiver was arrested on family violence charges, stemming from a physical altercation with his mother at a DeSoto residence in mid-July.
The main reason for the 17-day gap between the actual incident and the face-to-face between the owner and the 23-year-old, Jerry explained, was that he didn’t want to let emotions get in the way of their dialogue.
“One of the reasons I didn’t (talk to him earlier) was because I didn’t want to talk to him emotionally,’’ Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You know as a daddy some time, you’re not supposed to spank when you’re mad. I wanted to get the information, but I wanted to get my mind right so we could really have a good talk about that.
“We had a great visit.’’
Jones opted against elaborating much on what was said during this “great visit,” but from a football standpoint, the owner said he was thrilled with what he had seen out of the 23-year-old through a day and a half of camp.
“He’s been very impressive,’’ Jones said. “He’s working hard, got big blisters on both feet and he’s practicing lights out.’’
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