By Robert H. Carroll
Why would the Dallas Cowboys mention releasing Dez Bryant before drafting a wide receiver or developing talent into that role?
The front office of the Dallas Cowboys has an extreme love for the spotlight. I would find it hard to believe that general manager, owner and president Jerry Jones has ever stood in front of a microphone that he didn’t like. Unfortunately it also applies to his son Stephen Jones, the Cowboys executive vice president, chief executive officer (CEO) and director of player personnel.
A firestorm was caused recently when it was repeatedly mentioned that the Cowboys might look to trade wide receiver Dez Bryant if he didn’t accept a pay cut. As the front office, you lose any leverage by revealing your cards prematurely. Management doesn’t have to jump in front of a camera to make definitive statements about a player’s future. A few phone calls behind closed doors would allow the NFL rumor mill to do the rest.
Recently, the Kansas City Chiefs unexpectedly traded high profile cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams. The Chiefs general manager, Brett Veach or the owner Clark Hunt wasn’t in the media spotlight claiming they would review Peters’ entire...