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Jerry Jones tells WR Dez Bryant 'alternative is not to be a Cowboy'

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn't planning to provide a transcript of his pointed conversation with troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant on Tuesday.

Jones is glad to share the gist of the talk with the player he expected to be the Cowboys' No. 1 receiver in 2012 -- actions have consequences, and he's rapidly approaching do-or-die territory.

[Related: Jason Cole: Cowboys knew Dez Bryant's personal life would give them problems]

"The alternative is for him not to be a Dallas Cowboy," Jones told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Wednesday. "I don't want to get into the detail of what we talked about. But you can assume it's real clear we have to have him adhere to not only NFL rules but rules of society.

"There are two problems here: One is not only a recognition of how serious this is and a recognition of the perception that is not good. Controversy is not good. There is also the issue of being able to rely on him, the teammates, the coaches and the people that run the team. If we can't rely on him that's dire consequences."

Bryant was the Cowboys' first-round pick in 2010. He's subject to disciplinary action stemming from a July 16 arrest for allegedly assaulting his mother, who has since denied there was physical activity despite her frantic -- and now public -- 911 call.

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