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Dallas Cowboys Training Camp: Jerry Jones Wants Dez Bryant To Stay In Shape, Out Of Trouble

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones finally had a sit-down with his young star wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was arrested two weeks ago in a domestic violence incident involving his mother. If that charge isn't shameful enough, Jones is saying that Bryant could pull his life together off the field by making plays on the field and staying in shape.

Read his comments right here, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

"That's why he's got a real opportunity to get his life together because he can make plays like that," Jones continued. "If he can do that, he's got a way to kind of get people to say look, he was a young guy, made some mistakes, but look at him go now. That's my dream for him."

"He's screwed around here and got his benefit of the doubt collateral down to nothing," Jones said. "And he's also very vulnerable. Now you've got to act differently when you're in those shoes. He's got to gain a bunch of that back. He can do it, and he can do it right out on this football field. And I hope that he does."

Those are the quotes toward the bottom of Hill's article. Before that, Jones says he believes Bryant's injuries in his first two seasons as a pro were mainly due to his conditioning. That's probably true, and Bryant supposedly looks like he's in the best shape he's been in.

It's still unclear how catching the football is going to help with Bryant addressing his off the field issues, whatever they may be. What it will do is allow him to keep his job whether he figures it out or not.

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