More from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
A source confirmed the Cowboys have been fielding offers from teams interested in trading for Bryant. And while Schaffer said neither Parcells nor Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned trading or releasing Bryant during talks Wednesday, Schaffer admits he has not spoken with them since and further talks about Bryant's future have not been scheduled.
Schaffer also denied published reports that Jones had assured him Bryant would be back with the Cowboys.
"I couldn't tell you how it will play out," Schaffer said. "If they want to trade him, they can. If they want to release him, they can. We are not going to ask for those things, but we have no control over that if they do."
The Cowboys are certainly in better position to handle life without Bryant than they were 24 hours ago.