Interesting read from Jason Cole at Yahoo sports: Cowboys knew Dez Bryant's personal life would give them problems - Yahoo! Sports It's an interesting read not only about Bryant, but also for it's implications about different approaches to drafting and team building. The Pats scouted Bryant extensively in 2010 and had him in for a visit, and decided to pass (twice, at 22 and again at 24). A lot of fans and media were disappointed when they passed, and the Cowboys were lauded for aggressively moving up to get a "top 10 talent". The Cowboys understood the risk involved and took the gamble (which admittedly could still pay off). They are willing to give "extra chances" to a gifted player. BB has less tolerance for that - his gambles are usually day 3, and usually on guys like Alfonzo Dennard or Aaron Hernandez with a limited incident in their past, not a chronic history, and he would have no patience for a guy who has "no understanding of consequences". It's a bit reminiscent of the Pats passing on guys like Trumaine Johnson this year in favor of Tavon Wilson. Meanwhile teams like the Cowboys and Jets have plenty of talent but lack leadership and chemistry.