The Dallas Cowboys granted permission for wide receiver Dez Bryant to stay out past his midnight curfew Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas.
Reports from several media outlets brought attention to the battered wideout, who is questionable for Sunday’s night game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hip injury, after DJklassik posted pictures on Twitter with him attending a nightclub Friday night.
Bryant is under several strict guidelines put forth by the Cowboys and his adviser David Wells after July arrest for a Class A misdemeanor charge for domestic violence involving his mother. Those guidelines include a midnight curfew, no drinking and no appearances in stripclubs or nightclubs without proper arrival.
Bryant received approval from Wells to attend a Dallas nightclub with former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West and Josh Howard for his birthday celebration, accompanied with security personnel.
“He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too,” Wells said Saturday morning before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons on Sunday night.
Bryant is one of the Cowboys prized receivers, with 41 catches for 488 yards and two touchdowns on the season. Even though his numbers are average, Bryant has been inconsistent at time this season. He has had several drops, one that could have led to a game winning touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.
Earlier in the week Bryant told ESPNDallas that the time has come to reach his potential as a Cowboy.
“I feel like now, it’s about time,” Bryant said Thursday. “It’s about time.”
One of the biggest mistakes as a Cowboy receiver for Bryant came last week in a loss against the New York Giants, where he fumbled a punt that led to a Giants touchdown. The Cowboys immediately replaced him with Dwayne Harris on punt return duties.
“I’m not Superman or anything like that,” Bryant said this week. “Sometimes I feel like things happen and it’s all about how I respond to those bad situations. Do I learn from them. Do I keep making the same mistakes? I feel like I do a good job learning from my mistakes.”
Bryant received another blow this week when the Dallas County District Attorney’s office announced they would not drop the domestic violence charge against him and will continue the investigation.