Dez Bryant should take leave

Cowboys receiver needs to put football on back burner while he deals with issues

Updated: July 26, 2012, 12:51 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dez Bryant is a fighter. But he's a fighter who seems to be losing a battle within himself.

After reviewing the recent events surrounding the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, the most important conclusion that can be made has nothing to do with football. It has to do with a young man traveling down a harmful and dangerous path. It has to do with Bryant's well-being.

Bryant is in a state that calls for the focus to be on himself. That's why taking some time away from football ...

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