Dez provides a little camp drama

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant rides a stationary bike on the sideline during a game against the Atlanta Falcons last November at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cowboys WR called owner Jones clueless and LB Lee a snake in Twitter dust up Friday evening.

Interesting that on the same day that Jason Witten published a column warning of the dangers of Twitter, Dez Bryant created a mini-firestorm of controversy with Twitter comments.

On Friday evening, Bryant responded to a Tweet that called into question Stephen Jones' football acumen. The former Cowboys WR defended Stephen Jones, then called Jerry Jones clueless and referred to Sean Lee as "snake Lee." Bryant then apparently spent the next couple of hours on Twitter defending himself and making cryptic comments about Cowboys players and the front office.

Lee addressed the comments with an apparently rehearsed and well-thought-out statement to the media, which the Cowboys posted on the official team website.

"First thing, to say that I can get anybody off the team and having input on the roster is absurd," Lee said. "Second thing, I love Dez and I want the best for him. You know, to be honest, we did butt heads because I wanted Dez to be more accountable to this team and his teammates. And to be honest with you, a lot of the team felt that way. I think he needs to look at himself and hold himself accountable. Thank you."

It probably won't take long for the incident to seem like a minor and forgettable flare up. But it does bring one thing into sharp focus. While some Dallas fans might still be lamenting Bryant's departure, his former teammates are more on the relieved side that his distractions are gone.

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