Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t hesitate when asked if the 2015 season has been a disappointment for star receiver Dez Bryant, who came in with high expectations after signing a $70 million contract extension in the offseason.
The elongated contract negotiations, which caused Bryant to miss the entire offseason workouts and minicamp, a hamstring injury in training camp, foot, knee and and ankles injuries during the season and the revolving door at quarterback have all contributed to disappointing results.
"Yes, it has," Jones said on his radio show on 105.3 FM The Fan Tuesday morning. "There’s no doubt it’s been disappointing for Dez. He’s got very high expectations and a very high bar for what he needs to be doing to help win ballgames. It certainly is (disappointing), we’ve talked ad nauseam at maybe why he’s not had the kinda year we all expected. We all know that we’ve said it, but his repetition on the practice field, we like to have all of the players, the numbers of repetitions they get directly correlates to how good a game he has. That hasn’t been what it should be, and then the fact that we’ve had to move around with the quarterbacks, again, the fact that (starting quarterback Tony) Romo hadn’t been out there impacted his season."
Bryant is fifth on the team with 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns. He has missed five games with a fractured foot. He only has one 100-yard game and just two with 50 or more receiving yards.