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2010 NFL Draft Recap: Dez Bryant: Another Jerry Jones Mishap?

Jordan LoaCorrespondent IApril 25, 2010

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Runningback Brandon Boykin #2 of the Georgia Bulldogs dives for the ball for the ball as Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys cannot make the pass during the third quarter of the game at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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I'm not ready to give this one a definitive "yes," but I'm leaning towards it more and more.

What are some of Jerry's other mishaps?

Randy Moss, Jimmy Johnson, Terrell Owens, etc.

Will Dez Bryant be the newest name on this list?

Probably not, but it's hard to tell at this point.

In 2009, Bryant only played three games with the Oklahoma St. Cowboys due to a sudden suspension handed down by the NCAA because he didn't tell the NCAA all the details of his rendezvous with former Dallas Cowboys' star Deion Sanders.

Sanders admitted that he and Bryant worked out together (jogging, to be exact), and that the two of them had lunch at Sanders' home in Prosper, TX.

To me, this isn't that big a deal. However, the point here is that Bryant lied.

From the beginning, he should have fessed up to meeting with Sanders. Had he done so, he would have ended his career at Oklahoma St. on a high note, probably smashing a ton of Big 12 records along the way.

Plus, the Oklahoma St. Cowboys probably would have had a better record.

Either way, Bryant left a huge mark on the Cowboys' program.

During his tenure in Stillwater, Bryant amassed 147 receptions, 2,425 yards, and 29 TDs.

That's incredible; no wonder Jerry Jones wanted him so bad.

Bryant would fit well into the Cowboys' system, and will be yet another dangerous weapon head coach Wade Phillips will unleash come 2010.

The Cowboys averaged 267.9 passing yards a game, good enough for No. 6 in the NFL.

Let's take a look at Dallas' receiving corp and see just how big an impact Bryant will have:

Miles Austin

Was third in the league in terms of receiving yards, with 81 receptions, 1,320 yards, and 11 TDs.

Jason Witten

Was 21st in the league, collecting 94 receptions, 1,030 receiving yards, and two TDs.

Patrick Crayton

Comes in at the No. 60 spot, garnering 37 receptions, 622 receiving yards, and five TDs.

Roy Williams

Was 67th in the league, with a whopping 38 receptions, 596 receiving yards, and seven TDs.

Since football is a team sport, these individual statistics don't mean squat, except that maybe Williams needs to get open more.

Final Analysis

Regardless, it's easy to see how adding Dez Bryant to the mix will impact the Dallas Cowboys.

While what Bryant did wasn't illegal in any way, it was unethical, and hopefully it was a one-time thing.

But if you're Jerry Jones, you gotta ask: Is this the only thing he's lied about?

Like I said earlier, Bryant was suspended for lying, not weapons, assault, or drug issues.

But will making millions of dollars a year with unimaginable fame bring up more than just ethical issues?

Jerry? I'd cross your fingers and hope this doesn't come back to bite you.

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