Dez Bryant Wants To Play For Cowboys

Recently, Cowboys VP Stephen Jonesphone has been blowing up with texts from Dez Bryant, who is hoping to reunite with his former club. This week, Bryant directly confirmed his desire to sign with the Cowboys. 

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Of course, that’s home,” Bryant told the local FOX affiliate (via USA Today’s Lorenzo Reyes). “That’s home. And potentially being able to play with Dak [Prescott], [Ezekiel Elliott], Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup, those guys, [Blake] Jarwin – I think that would be great. I understand that’s their team, but I feel like they have the right pieces to go to the Super Bowl, and I feel like I can help be a part of that, if possible. But every night, I’m just working, grinding, trying to get on that field either way.”

On the verge of what would be his age-32 season and a couple seasons removed from his last NFL game, Bryant is taking a realistic approach to free agency this time around. Once one of the league’s most notable wide receivers, he seems aware of the NFL’s perception of him with regards to his age, late-career decline, rust, and personality.

Bryant was a three-time Pro Bowler in Dallas with three-straight seasons of at least 1,200 yards. After his impressive run, he inked a five-year, $70MM contract with the Cowboys. That’s when things started to tail off – Bryant was limited to nine games in ’15 and underwent ankle and foot surgeries in the offseason. In 2016, he bounced back with a career-high 15.9 yards per grab, though the catch and yardage totals were not as gaudy as his best ones. In 2017, he started in all 16 regular season games, but his production did not match the contract. The Cowboys cut him in the following April – crummy timing that resulted in tepid interest at his asking price.

Heavily criticized for rejecting a three-year, $21MM offer from the Ravens, Bryant sat until the midpoint of the season when he signed a low-cost one-year deal with the Saints. Soon after, he ruptured his Achilles tendon.

After dedicating the 2019 season to rehab and training, Bryant is anxious to retake the field. However, he says he won’t consider the XFL.

Nah, not at all,” said Bryant when asked about Vince McMahon’s reboot. “I know I can still play. That’s not an issue for me. I have high confidence in myself. No disrespect to the XFL, I just know I can play in (the NFL), that’s not a question.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. DarkSide830

    curious if he’d play for the XFL if they had a transfer agreement. does the XFL do contacts for less than a full year?

    • Hawktattoo

      They don’t….once you sign you are committed for the season. XFL doesn’t want to be viewed as a minor league. Players going up and down.

      • Which is kind of dumb on the XFL’s part. They’ll have a hard time poaching any player who has a remote chance of being on an NFL offseason roster.

        • Hawktattoo

          Why is it dumb. The XFL is not the nfl…not a minor or training league. The player will have to make the choice…continue trying to make nfl team or play XFL for season. Player with remote chance might be better off playin XFL for year. Gets paid and can show off skills. I’m a fan of football…big NFL fan but I do think the XFL is trying to do some things right.

  2. hope15171

    Who the F cares. Stop reporting on has beens like Dez, and Kap. Next story, Johnny D-Bag Manziel wants to play footbal. No one cares about these losers

  3. Tazza

    I’d bring him in.
    He’s dirt cheap and would be a nice experienced head in the locker room and reliable when you call his number.
    Cowboys have lots of people to pay this offseason Dak and Amari the two biggest names, but you’ve also got Randle Cobb. Maybe it’ll be cheaper to bring in Bryant and have 3 main WRs in Copper Gallup and Bryant

  4. He’d still produce for many teams still. He was just on the saints so he really isn’t a washed up has been. He’s still apart of the NFLPA and he’s still a free agent so they will still report on him. As an eagles fan, I wanted him for his red zone opposite Alshon. Dez, Alshon, and DJax would be an electric WR core until they all get injured.

  5. RockHauler

    He was just on the Saints? He blew out his Achilles in the 2nd practice after signing! Never played in a game. So he’s at least 2 full seasons removed from playing. Was released because he wasn’t able to get open his last 1.5 years in Dallas and now at his age trying to come back from probably the second worse injury a skilled position player could have (torn knee patella is the worst), he has no shot at any kind of production in the NFL.

  6. dmarcus15

    Sign him to a invitee contract see what he can do you cut him If he can’t preform.

  7. they may not have a choice but to get guys like dez. if they pay dak what he wants then they’ll have to sign players at minimums lol

  8. Coal tender

    I would be greatly surprised if any of the Jones’s sign this old war horse. He was never a fleet receiver, and with an old achilles injury – would be much slower. Dez, I hope you hadn’t blown through all of your bonus money? Do you have any skill sets outside of football?

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