OXNARD, Calif. –On Sunday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted he hadn't talked to Dez Bryant since the receiver's arrest on July 16, and he didn't know why.
Then, during an interview on the team's flagship radio station (KRLD-FM in Dallas)Tuesday morning he clarified that it's because he's been "too pissed to talk to him." By later in the day, he had apparently mellowed. Tuesday evening, Jones divulged that he finally had met with Bryant.
"I didn't want to talk to him emotionally," Jones said. "That was one of the reasons why I haven't talked to him, because I was disappointed – I used the other word. But that's one of the main reasons. You know as a daddy sometimes, you're not supposed to spank when you're mad. And so, I wanted to get, like I said the other day, the information. But I also wanted to get my mind right so that we could really have a good talk about things. We had a great visit."
Jones didn't go into details, but said the conversation with Bryant was extensive, and that the receiver had been "very impressive" in practice through two days, working so hard he's got big blisters on both feet.
Try, Try Again
Jones said that running back Felix Jones, wide receiver Andre Holmes and safety Brodney Pool would be re-taking the conditioning test that they failed on Sunday.
The three have been working with athletic trainers during practice so far this week. Earlier Tuesday, head coach Jason Garrett said the objective was to make sure all three advanced to a point that they would be able to pass the test.
Cornerback Mike Jenkins is not as close to a return, but Jones said the team is pleased with how hard he's been working in his rehab and conditioning.