Every team handles discipline differently when guys get out of line, but the truth is if players bring something to the Cowboys that can help the club win some games, that player is going to have some wiggle room if he has issues not involving football.
Owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has historically taken plenty of risks on questionable individuals who turned out to be the wrong kind of guys.
To Jones’ credit, those players didn’t last with the team very long. Look at former defensive end Greg Hardy or defensive back Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones.
Even with their troubled pasts, Jones made them Cowboys because firstly they were good football players. They were big risks that backfired. Jones realized his mistakes and booted them both after one year.
On the flip side, some risks have worked out with players who turned out to be the right kind of guy.
For example, the team took a risk on wide receiver Dez Bryant. Although Dez has had his fair share of off the field issues, he turned out to be an elite All-Pro who loves the game and loves his team. Although he’s often portrayed as a distraction or a villain by the media, his team loves him and he his helps the club in more ways than scoring touchdowns.
Case in point, if you want to be a Dallas Cowboy you at least have to be a good player. That’s pretty obvious. If you want to keep playing for America’s Team, you need to do what’s asked of you to help the team win.
Garrett likes guys who are passionate for the game and do everything they can to make themselves better football players. He wants guys that are great in the locker room and care about winning.