Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant will be an asset for new team

Ten days into May, Dez Bryant still doesn’t have an NFL home.

With the deadline passing for free-agent signees figuring into the compensatory picks formula, Bryant’s status could change in short order if any team is willing to take a chance on a former Pro Bowler whose production has waned.

But certainly I think he can take some of the things he’s seen Jason do and incorporate that type of attitude and work ethic in what he’s doing and get a chance to be back out there.

I think that every evaluation that I’ve seen, Dez has an excellent opportunity to make a contribution and a significant contribution to a team. Our time was the time and the right time [to release him] as far as our relationship, but that doesn’t preclude him from being productive for another team.

Throughout the offseason, Jerry Jones has been the good-cop on Bryant’s side. Most of the league, however, hasn’t agreed with the Cowboys ‘ owner. Dez’s market has been quiet since he turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens before the NFL draft.

Rick Porcello, who was originally slated to pitch on Thursday, was bumped up to Wednesday, and left hander Eduardo Rodriguez will start in the series finale on Thursday.

Price’s injury appears related to the same symptoms that forced him to leave an April 11 start against the Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston after one inning. Price allowed four runs in an eventual 10-7 Yankees win.

Prescott is eligible for a contract extension after the 2018 season. Set to earn $720,000 in base salary in 2019, this year could be the last that the Cowboys own the luxury of paying the starting quarterback less than a backup center.

With the going rate for starting QBs soaring well past the $100 million figure, the Cowboys know they’ll soon need to pay the QB piper. Given Prescott’s status as a fourth-rounder, Jones is aiming for a figure that should be around second-tier money when Prescott is eligible — perhaps closer to Jimmy Garoppolo ‘s $137.5 million deal than Matt Ryan ‘s $150-million whopper, or whatever astronomical figure Aaron Rodgers receives. sharks-005

The NFL cherishes its offseason storylines, and most of those will revolve around the future of the New England Patriots’ dynasty.

If Patricia was Lions general manager Bob Quinn’s first choice for head coach as reports suggest, the reasons are obvious. Quinn spent 15 years with the Patriots in multiple personnel roles before the Lions hired him as general manager in 2016. Patricia started with the Patriots as an offensive assistant in 2004.

We’d like to see the one with Oakland again with all those storylines intact. Could you imagine if Gruden – who had to watch that “Tuck Rule” replay so many times while biting his tongue in the MNF booth – gets his chance? Even better for Raiders fans, what if it happened in front of the “Black Hole?”

Keep in mind that New England has played just seven road playoff games through this dynasty, and the Patriots are 3-4 in those games. It’s either get them out of Foxborough or try to beat them in Foxborough.

Gruden’s Raiders were the first victim in 2001. Perhaps they’ll get a chance for revenge in the 2018-19 playoffs.

Will it happen? The Raiders have a long way to go to make that happen, but it’s worth keeping on the radar.

Even if it doesn’t, you gotta admit one thing. It makes for one hell of a storyline for 2018.

The Browns also have Houston’s second-round pick (35th overall) thanks to the trade that sent Brock Osweiler to the Browns, who waived Osweiler before the regular season began.

“There weren’t a lot of positives, except we also secured the No. 4 draft pick,” Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said after the team’s 28-24 loss in Pittsburgh to complete just the second 0-16 season in NFL history. “So we’re excited to see what (general manager John Dorsey) can do with the draft picks we’ve accumulated as well as what we can do in free agency.

“We’ve got a long way to go, a lot of work to do, and we’re anxious to get after it.”

The Giants (3-13), who ended the season with an 18-10 win over the Redskins, will pick second overall while the Colts (4-12) have the third pick. The Broncos (5-11), Osweiler’s current team, will select fifth.patriots_093_d3ab648e5c36960a-180x180