Frustrated Dallas Cowboys star receiver Dez Bryant will seek out an offseason meeting with team owner Jerry Jones.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Bryant said Wednesday, "Because it means something to me. All this means something."
He continued: "I don't really do much in the offseason. I don't. I like to be in Texas, I like to think about football, I like to focus on football. That's all I care about.
"Just me thinking about this long-ass offseason is frustrating."
Bryant said he hadn't talked to Jones yet but anticipates conversations with him, head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in the offseason.
Jones has defended his receiver this week after Bryant drew extra criticism Sunday in the Cowboys' loss to the Seahawks. The receiver fumbled one ball, tipped another that led to an interception and seemed to pout on the sideline. "A storm was brewing," Fox play-by-play announcer Joe Buck said of Bryant's sideline demeanor. One national writer said it was time for 29-year-old 'head case' Bryant to grow up, noted the Morning News.
Jones disagreed. He said Tuesday in a radio interview that Bryant's emotions are integral to who he is.
"That's part of Dez's game," Jones told 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] in his regular appearance, "and that's not to be trite about it. But Dez has been having emotion on the sideline since he's been here. And he's had emotion in the dressing room after the game after a loss since he's been here.
"So, those aren't things that I think ultimately impact our team with Dez. Everybody understands the best of Dez and one of the best things about him is emotion."