Jason Garrett has no regrets about Dallas’ decision to release Dez Bryant.
The Cowboys coach spoke out for the first time since the wide receiver was cut last Friday, saying the choice was difficult but in the team’s best interest.
Dez Bryant has been a great player for this franchise during his time here, Garrett said Tuesday, via ESPN. Certainly a playmaker, a difference-maker. A guy that we all love. Love him as a player, as a person and that will never change.
It’s a challenging situation. A lot of different factors go into these kinds of decisions and again the guidepost for all of this is: What’s in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys? And that’s why we made this decision. Wish Dez nothing but the best going forward. He’s a special Ryan Ellis Womens Jersey guy. I love him. I will always love him and the impact that he’s made on this franchise has been significant.
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Certainly invested a lot in him and he has helped me become a better player, too. So I appreciate that time together. Look, being a captain is a huge honor for me and the other guys and I know what those guys’ character is all about. There’s really nothing there.
Bryant is eager to remain in the NFC East, so the Cowboys could still get the opportunity to face him twice a year.
JEFF CONTINI, CAVS SEASON-TICKET HOLDER SINCE 1983: I swear to God, the ball was hanging in the air for 10 minutes.
FRED MCLEOD, CAVS TV VOICE: I thought, I’ve seen this before — Orlando in 2009. [This time] he jumped into the arms of Cedi Osman instead of Anderson Varejao. Otherwise it was the same.
OSMAN: I was standing in a very good spot, so when he shoot the ball, I saw the ball going in. So I started running before that. And when the ball went in, when Bron turns, I was already there. I felt it. I knew that’s going in and I just started running towards him.
MANN: We were there in 2009, and we saw it again: a player putting an arena on his back and delivering. It’s an honor and privilege to see and experience greatness.
OLADIPO: Give him credit where credit is due. The 3 was big-time. Definitely huge. But who’s to say they even run that play? We don’t know what happens. It’s unfortunate.
NATE MCMILLAN, PACERS COACH: We had a timeout to talk about what we see out there, and we had a foul to give. We’re leaving here with both of them.
TYRONN LUE, CAVS COACH: I black out in those situations. You have the best player in the world on your team. If we get the ball to him, you know he’s capable of delivering. Another big shot he made for us.