David Wells: Dez Bryant 'in a dark place'

David Wells, the adviser to Cowboys wide reciever Dez Bryant, joined Deion Sanders on The Ben & Skin Show this morning on ESPN 103.3 FM. Here's what he had to say about Bryant:

* “I’ll put my father hat on. Everybody’s worried when a child leaves home. You never know what is going to happen. But I think he is progressing. I know there’s a difference of opinion about where he is progressing, but I’ve seen some things change in him. It’s a struggle. But if I give up now, what does that say about the next kid that’s coming out of prison, that’s on the street, that calls me and says, ‘Hey man, can you help me?’

* "I told [Bryant] I’m going to be in this thing until the end. I’m going to fight until the end. And I’m going to try to keep the core group of people that we have around him. I’ve heard different things about people on the outside that want to comment, but until you’ve walked in my shoes, you can’t say anything.”

* “There’s a struggle everyday out here for all of us. Just like Dez is going through a struggle. But I put my arms around him and I’m going to continue to love him and lift him up. And I know he’ll get to where he has to go, but it’s going to take time to get there, and I just hope that we can do it. And I know we can. I have faith.”

* “I talked to him yesterday and he wants to get past this. He wants to get all these deals past him and closure. He’s in a dark place in his life. Until you find that light, you’re going to continue to be in a dark place. ... He’s got a plan that he talked to me about yesterday, that he wants to move forward with. The greatest thing in the end is if Dez comes out and does what he has to do in the community, as a father, with the Cowboys organization, then I think he’ll be OK.”