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Jerry Not Making Any Predictions For Dez



    Just about everyone in or around the Dallas Cowboys organization, Jerry Jones included, has been quick to lavish praise upon first round draft pick Dez Bryant.

    From a surprise visit from Michael Irvin at rookie mini-camp to the scores of reporters he draws in the locker room to the number on his back, the implications have been fairly clear: Bryant is (maybe) the next big thing in Dallas. And, to be fair, he may very well be--he's implied as much himself with some spectacular flashes this off-season.

    But it is the off-season, after all, and it's only when one sobers up from these implications that the hard realities set in: He is a rookie; He hasn't played a game of football since last September; He hasn't seen so much as a preseason snap in the NFL--which might be why Jerry tapped the brakes on the expectations, kind of, last weekend at Dallas's mini-camp.

    Jones, per, remains high on the Oklahoma State product--but he won't make any predictions.

    "Because of the fact he is a rookie, I don’t want to get too much in that direction," Jones said. "I think he’s going to get to touch the ball some, probably inordinately so as a rookie.

    "That’s not a guess, but an expectation."

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