What first started out as a hypothetical on local ESPN radio turned into a quasi story when when ESPN-Dallas reported a member of the Cowboys front offce saying he would think about trading rookie receiver Dez Bryant if they got a first round pick in return.
Well, if you know anything about the Cowboys then you know the only opinions that count in the front office are from owner Jerry Jones and vice-president Stephen Jones.
Those two men have no thoughts or intentions of moving Bryant.
When asked about the report about Bryant, Stephen Jones sent a reply back saying it was "totally wrong."
And why would they trade Bryant even for a first round pick?
For all the trouble he supposedly caused last season _ at least that's of the point of view of former receiver Patrick Crayton whose shots at Bryant during a radio interview set the wheels in motion for the embellished trade talk _ Bryant is an unquestioned game breaker.
Despite an injured plagued season that began him slowed by an ankle sprain in training camp and ended with him missing the last four games with a broken ankle, he still caught 45 passes for 561 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. He scored two more touchdowns on punt returns.
For the doom and gloom at Valley Ranch during the team's 6-10 season, Bryant was easily one of the few bright spots.
The Cowboys need to acquire more talent. But they don't need to get rid of any young talent that is as good and as promising as any in the league.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.