Unsurprisingly, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t showed up for the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program, which opened a little over a week ago at Valley Ranch.
Presumably upset that he received the franchise tag and has yet to get the ever-coveted long-term deal from Dallas, Bryant is staying away and working out independent of the team. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones declared this week that he has no problem with Bryant’s choice, and isn’t worried about the state of his or the team’s relationship with the Pro Bowler.
That is, wherever Bryant is these days, Jones is confident he’s working hard.
“Right now, I just don’t have an issue with where Dez is regarding workouts, because I know where his heart is. I know where his real efforts are,” Jones said, per the team's official website. “He’s working somewhere, and working hard, right now--maybe closer than we think.
“I have a lot of confidence in that and think that he’ll be available to really make a great contribution for us this coming year.”