Everyone acknowledges Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has crazy talent and on-field potential. It's the at times crazy off-the-field antics that gets the rising third-year receiver with a checkered past into trouble - or at the minimum draws concern from those paying him.
That is why the Cowboys, according to the Dallas Morning News, have drawn up a list of rules the 23-year-old Bryant must adhere too, including:
Bryant will not drink alcohol.
There will be times put in place to restrict how late Bryant is out at night, but he wont necessarily have a specific, drop-dead curfew time. It will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Bryant wont attend any strip clubs and nightclubs unless the nightclub involves a team function and he has a security team with him.
He must attend counseling sessions twice a week.
A multi-member, unarmed security team will be assigned to Bryant, with at least one man with him most of the time.
Members of the security team will drive Bryant to games, practices and team functions.
Sounds like someone was having. Last season Bryant finished with 63 grabs for 928 yards and nine touchdowns. Perhaps a more focused Bryant takes those numbers up to the Pro Bowl levels many expect.
Eagles: There is, has been and will be plenty of second-guessing going on regarding the Redskins right tackle position, maybe even a wistful look back at those available in free agency that ultimately landed elsewhere. One of those big bodies, former Buffalo Bill Demetrius Bell, took up shop in Philadelphia, signing a five-year, 34 million contract.
Yeah, right now that's now looking so hot as CSNphilly's Reuben Frank reporting has former seventh-round pick King Dunlap winning the Eagles left tackle spot. Surprising, perhaps, but Bell was a rather mediocre free agent option propped up by the overall weakness of the class. None of this solves the Redskins issues, but just a reminder that free agency doesn't solve everything.
Giants: What looked like a problematic injury suffered during Friday's preseason game for corner Prince Amukamara, who was carted off the field, is only a sprained ankle. However it remains uncertain whether he can play in the regular season opener though Amukamara is "holding out hope."
Based on what he as thinking at the time of the injury, as reported by the Newark Star-Ledger, missing one game should it come to that doesn't seem so bad.
I just felt something poking out the side of my leg, the Giants cornerback said today in his first session with reporters since getting hurt against the Bears. And I definitely had a flashback of (breaking) my fifth metatarsal from last season so I didnt know what was going on.