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Jerry Jones: Dez Bryant paid his debt

IRVING, Texas – Jerry Jones claims that Dez Bryant’s debt to a New York-based investment firm has been paid in full.

Endurance Capital Fund does not agree. The company claims Bryant is more than a year past due on approximately half of a $100,000 loan, the Boston Herald reported this week. The company intends to sue Bryant, who could be served with the lawsuit at the Cowboys’ hotel in New Jersey this weekend.

"I've got some familiarity with the details, quite a bit familiarity with the details of this business that he had this week off the field," Jerry Jones said during his Friday appearance on KRLD-FM. "I would say that that is the reason you have disagreements. I know firsthand that the bill was paid and accepted, so I can't say and wouldn't say any more about that."

Bryant settled two six-figure lawsuits over unpaid loans for items such as jewelry and tickets to sporting events earlier this year. Endurance Capital Fund works with celebrities to help them purchase luxury items.

The Cowboys are encouraged by Bryant’s progress as a professional during his second season. He ranks second on the team with 57 catches for 858 yards and has a team-high-tying nine touchdown catches.

"His maturation over the last two years has been outstanding," Jerry Jones said. "Relative to his habits with meetings, on time, timeliness, preparation and the kinds of things we were concerned about when we drafted him he's made tremendous progress."