The churn of the NFL media can be pretty stupid sometimes, and there isn't a better example than the cycle around Dez Bryant and the Cowboys right now. Earlier in the week, Donovan McNabb went on sports talk radio and said Dallas should trade Tony Romo and Dez Bryant because they're good enough without them.
This was a ridiculous idea; the NFL doesn't work like fantasy football and you don't give up top-end talent like Bryant. Romo is potential trade bait because of Dak Prescott, but Bryant is still young and very much one of the best wideouts in the game when healthy.
Still, because it's 2016 and we need to get answers, 105.3 The Fan's G-Bag Nation, a CBS Sports Radio affiliate, asked Jerry Jones about the idea of trading Dez. And he understandably called it "absurd" before sneaking in a great line about the idea.
"That's actually the very first I've seen or heard of that," Jones said via the Dallas Morning-News. "That's absurd. We may have been blessed with our depth because we're having some young receivers come on, but make no mistake about it, Dez Bryant's a major difference-maker. We got a long way to go. He singularly can make a difference in big games. We're anxious to get him back.
"There are no plans, no thought, I've not even had a bad dream about trading him."
This just isn't a thing. It's a thing because someone said it and Jones responded, but Bryant has a $25 million dead cap number next year if the Cowboys cut him. He's not even 30 years old yet and he is in the second year of a five-year, $70 million contract.
They're not trading him.