Teams Have Asked Cowboys About Dez Bryant

Since rejecting the Ravens’ offer back in April, Dez Bryant hasn’t been able to generate a whole lot of reported interest from NFL teams. However, Cowboys’ Vice President Stephen  Jones said plenty of teams have checked in on the team’s former star receiver.

“You know at the (NFL owners) meetings I have had different conversations about him,” Jones told Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Dallas Star-Telegram. “At the competition committee meeting, some of the coaches there speak to it. I’m sure other coaches have called our coaches and wanted input on him. The greatest thing about Dez is he is a fierce competitor. I think he is now more driven and more competitive than he has ever been. We wish him nothing but the best.”

After having spent eight years in Dallas, the Cowboys let go of the 29-year-old is mid-April. Bryant did get an offer from the Ravens, but the three-time Pro Bowler rejected the multiyear deal. Reports indicated that the receiver was seeking a lucrative one-year contract that would boost his value for next year’s free agency.

Despite his demands, Jones expressed surprise that Bryant still hasn’t caught on with a team.

“I am sure Dez is being thoughtful,” Jones said on Tuesday. ”I don’t know the details as to why he hasn’t picked a home. I am sure he is being very thoughtful about it. I am sure he has good people talking to him too. I am sure at the end of the day he is being thoughtful about what his next steps should be. I am sure he is working hard. No one is rooting for Dez more than we are.”

Of course, teams may be underwhelmed by Bryant’s 2017 season and are ignoring him entirely. The wideout played in 16 games for the first time since 2014, but he finished with only 69 receptions for 838 yards, and six touchdowns.

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26 comments on “Teams Have Asked Cowboys About Dez Bryant

    • slpdajab55

      Everyone please get off of Jimmy G … he hasn’t proven ANYTHING… when it’s all said and done I think he ends up average. Andy Dalton, Tannehill etc..

      • terror661

        And must have not watch him pick apart the number one defense in the league with practically no weapons and no oline. While learning a new offense. You can’t say everyone didn’t tell you so.

      • turkmurpson

        Maybe a little above average. It will be interesting to see if he can continue his success now that teams have game film on him.

  1. mb22

    Would be a good fit.. guy just needs a QB that has a clue how to throw the ball.. hasn’t had that since Romo

  2. WazBazbo

    “I am sure he is working hard. No one is rooting for Dez more than we are.”

    Kind of the Cowboys equivalent of “bless his punkin heart…”

  3. san888

    Looks like Dez needs to be humble and take a one year contract and produce. Needs a good QB.

  4. df08988

    Doesn’t this situation scream Patriots? The king of 1 year “prove it” contracts? Just saying, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dez land in New England.

  5. bradthebluefish

    Teams are ignoring him entirely even though he put up above average numbers? GTFO. He’ll get signed once he becomes reasonable in terms of money and destination,

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