In a story I reported a few weeks ago, Jerry Jones stated that he felt as if Tony Romo could play for another five years. I felt as if Jerry had got into some good stuff as Tony Romo is into the meat of his mid-thirties and had to endure a pain-killing injection before each game of the 2014 NFL season. The idea that Romo’s body can last for five more seasons is laughable, or the result of a drug-fueled hallucination.
It appears as though Jerry isn’t the only Jones getting into some good stuff as son, Stephen Jones, recently stated during a conference call with season ticket holders that Dez Bryant could be the Dallas Cowboys option for punt returns this season. Would someone please find me whatever these guys are taking and give me some?
Is this the same Dez Bryant that is holding out of voluntary workouts because he’s been hit with a franchise tag and will only make $12.5 million dollars this year? Name me one team in this league that allows their best wide receiver to return punts? Julian Edelman is the only argument to be made, and he isn’t the team’s best receiver as Rob Gronkowski is. Dallas is only in this position as they lost return man Dwayne Harris to the rival New York Giants for a contract that makes you want to vomit – $17.5 million over five years for a return specialist.
Sorry, back to the Jones boys. Stephen also mentioned that Cole Beasley may be an option, and it might be a committee approach, but let’s be frank here – Dez is not going to return punts unless the team is desperate. There is no reason to risk injury to your star player in that kind of setting. The mere thought of it is laughable.