4-9 record notwithstanding, the Dallas Cowboys will not shut Dez Bryant down for the season, owner and general manager Jerry Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan in an interview Tuesday.
"We'll go balls-out with Dez," Jones said, via ESPN Dallas.
The question of whether the Cowboys should shut Bryant down for the year seemed to come out of the team’s 28-7 loss to the Packers, during which Bryant caught one pass for a grand total of nine yards on six targets.
The week before, he was held catchless until the fourth quarter, but then broke out for 62 yards in the final frame as the Cowboys came back for the win. That fourth quarter was the closest Bryant has come to looking like himself, arguably, since the injury.
Which would make his performance against the Packers a step back.
But Jones doesn’t see it that way.
"Now, that was an aberration, in my mind, in Green Bay," Jones said. "I don't know if it was the slick ball. I don't know that anybody does. But whatever it was, we shouldn't expect to have that kind of result or that kind of performance from Dez or certain other areas of the team."