Cowboys News: Michael Irvin Discusses Why Dez Bryant Was Released by Dallas

Cowboys News: Michael Irvin Discusses Why Dez Bryant Was Released by Dallas

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Bryant opened up in his first lengthy session with reporters in weeks, taking responsibility for a subpar season by saying he let frustrations affect him during games. But he also said some of those frustrations were rooted in the offensive scheme, which he said he would probably address with owner Jerry Jones and coaches in the offseason. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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The Dallas Cowboys turned heads when they released wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday, and Michael Irvin pointed to the pass-catcher’s tendency to fight when explaining the team’s decision-making process. 

Irving discussed Bryant on NFL Up To The Minute on Monday, per Nick Shook of

“Honestly, Dez is a fighter and what happens is when he gets in these situations he does what he knows how to do. He fights. And if you’re not careful with how you speak to him and how you speak with him, he ends up fighting everybody and anybody and even fighting some of the people that are trying to help him. And I think that was the situation in Dallas.

“It got a little bad off the football field, then fighting to get back where he balls, where he wants to be and where he belongs and I think he was fighting even the people that were trying to help him.”

When asked if the Cowboys were tired of Bryant and his approach to these situations, Irvin said, “To some degree, I guess that’s how you can put it. They just said at this point we’ll just move on because the fighting is not directed in the right places.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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April 16, 2018 at 04:10PM


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