Report: Cowboys set rules for Dez Bryant

Before the Cowboys’ 20-19 preseason win over the St. Louis Rams Saturday night, Dez Bryant sat on the sidelines at Cowboys Stadium, talking with Jay Novacek.

Although it may not seem significant, a recent report says otherwise.

It was reported earlier this week by CBSDFW.COM’s Richie Whitt and Mike Fisher that Bryant had sought out the former Cowboys tight end to be a mentor.

Asked Friday about Bryant’s relationship with Novacek, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had the following to say on the team’s flagship station, 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM].

“It doesn’t surprise me,” Jones said. “Jay came from a coaching family but he’s always had such a sense of humanity about him and he’s always willing to help. He had that when he was on the team.”

And now, a report by ESPNDallas.com on Sunday indicates that the Cowboys will also do their part in helping keep Bryant out of trouble.

A source told ESPNDallas.com that the team has set up a set of rules for Bryant to abide by during the season, including a midnight curfew that team officials must be notified in advance if he is going to break, no drinking alcohol, no attending any strip clubs and attending counseling sessions twice a week.

The source also said that Bryant will have a rotating three-man security team with him that will drive Bryant to all team functions, including practices and games.

The report indicates that the rules went into effect on Aug. 23.

Over the past year, Bryant was detained during an altercation at a Miami night club in January and arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother last month. Bryant’s mother, Angela, has asked for the case to be dropped.

“First of all, I don’t know that we can assume that he’s only reached out to Jay, but I don’t want to take anything away from the fact that he has done that,” Jones added. “I just think Jay has a great way with people.”

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