Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘need more’ from Dez Bryant
A year after finishing 13-3 and reaching the divisional round of the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys are spending the postseason at home.
To owner Jerry Jones, that isn’t acceptable — and some of it has to do with the play of wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Well, I think Dez is right. We need more from Dez. We need bigger plays, Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. That’s obvious to everybody is we didn’t get big plays. I don’t know that you ever get enough of them, but we certainly didn’t get the amount that we have to have to change our fate here. And, so, I agree with him. We need to have bigger plays.
Armed with this information, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones didn’t avoid discussing the decision that looms when appearing on 105.3 The Fan.
Considering Bryant’s production in the last three seasons — he hasn’t broken five catches per game since 2014 — he’s overpaid at this point. In 2017, Bryant made $246,376.81 per catch. For a team trying to juggle cap space to improve in other areas, that rate is simply too high.
Both retread coaches are in the mix for other jobs, including McAdoo interviewing with the Browns.
McCoy spent 10 games as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator in 2017 (fired following six straight losses) after four seasons as the Chargers head coach. The Broncos failed to score 20 points in seven of eight games before firing McCoy. The change at OC did little to open the offense. Denver scored 20 points in three of the final six weeks of the season, but only bested the 26-point mark once in 2017 (Week 2).
McAdoo was fired in December with a 2-10 record. He finished his tenure guiding Big Blue to a 13-15 record. At the time of his dismissal, the Giants owned one of the worst offenses in the NFL, scoring just 17.8 points per game and ranking 30th in the NFL in total yards per tilt (314.7) — only the Browns and Bears scored fewer points per game since 2016, per NFL Research.