Felix Jones said Dez Bryant’s arrest last week following a domestic violence call won’t slow the Cowboys receiver.
“I know Dez. He’s going to keep his head up,” Jones told reporters Monday at the Salvation Army’s Mabee Center in Fort Worth, where helped dedicate the opening of a children’s fitness center. “I’m praying for him. I know he’ll pull through.”
Bryant was arrested on a Class A misdemeanor assault charge last week in DeSoto. Police say he struck his mother. In addition to legal consequences, Bryant could face a punishment from the team, the NFL or both.
Asked if the circumstances will affect Bryant’s preparation for the season, Jones said, “Not at all. He’s going to use that as a motivation, and he’s going to keep on ticking and being the best player.”
Training camp opens for the Cowboys on Monday in Oxnard, Calif.
Jones said he’ll be ready to practice after offseason shoulder surgery that kept him out of much of the offseason work. Jones could run and participate in walk-throughs, but he couldn’t lift his arm to catch passes.
“Body’s feeling great,” he said. “I can’t wait to get into camp to show my coaches that I’m feeling good. And can’t wait to get the season going.”
-- Carlos Mendez