Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones take shots at each other over Cowboys offense

Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones haven’t been so friendly to each other lately. (AP Photo)
Dez Bryant and Jerry Jones haven’t been so friendly to each other lately. (AP Photo)

Dez Bryant wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys again, but the Cowboys don’t want him. Bryant has made his desire no secret, tweeting in early October that he would love to re-join the franchise. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones quickly shot that down, but that hasn’t been the end of this saga.

Bryant and Jones have been engaged in a war of words since the Cowboys’ 19-16 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night.

It all started after Jones told 105.3 The Fan that the Cowboys would “love to have No. 1 receivers,” according to Complex. Bryant saw that as an opportunity to make a point.

That little feud continued Tuesday when Jones made similar comments on 105.3 The Fan, according to

“First of all, a true No. 1 you saw one the other night,” Jones said. “You see [Atlanta’s] Julio Jones, you see players like that. In my mind, every team doesn’t have a true No. 1 receiver. When you put it in that class, those guys that just absolutely change the ball game with where they are. And that hasn’t been our case for several years here that we’ve had a true No. 1, not a true No. 1.”

Jones may not mention Bryant by name there, but that definitely sounds like a shot at the 29-year-old receiver.

Perhaps surprisingly, Bryant agreed.

From 2012 to 2014, Bryant averaged 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns per year with the team. From 2015 to 2017, those numbers dropped to 857 yards and seven touchdowns per 16 games. Bryant missed time in both 2015 and 2016 with injuries.

Bryant has been looking for a job since the offseason. He visited with the Cleveland Browns during training camp, but did not sign a deal with the club.

Bryant has been posting videos of his workouts on Twitter to show he’s staying in shape as he searches for his next team. Those videos haven’t been enough to convince the Cowboys to give Bryant another shot.

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