Stephen Jones: Dez Bryant texted me, wants to return to Cowboys

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Dez Bryant hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2017, but he still hasn’t given up on the hope that he’ll play again. And he’d like it to be with the Cowboys.

“He has texted me that he would like to come back,” Cowboys V.P. Stephen Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star Telegram. “We have nothing but great respect for Dez and what he accomplished here. Certainly, as we look forward into the future we look at all opportunities and all potential players that could maybe help us out.”

Jones said the Cowboys haven’t made any decisions about whether or not they’d bring back Bryant, but realistically, it’s hard to imagine they would. He had already lost a step in 2017, when he averaged a career-low 12.1 yards per catch. Since then his only NFL action has been signing with the Saints and then tearing his Achilles tendon in his first practice.

The 31-year-old Bryant might be able to convince the Cowboys to sign him for a league-minimum contract, but more likely he’d sign a one-day contract to retire with the Cowboys.

22 responses to “Stephen Jones: Dez Bryant texted me, wants to return to Cowboys

  1. His only chance at all is if he could bulk up and become a tight end. He became less effective toward the end of his time in Dallas because he couldn’t get open anymore.

  2. I know everyone wants Dez back, but I’d truly be surprised if they actually sign him. During Dez’s last year here, he dropped a pass late in a game that killed a comeback, if memory serves me correctly.

    Dak was asked about it and he made a sarcastic comment about having to put the ball right in his hands… at least it sounded sarcastic to me. That’s when I knew Dez’s days were numbered.

    He’s not really Dak’s kind of WR. Cooper and Gallup are better route runners, which is what Dak needs.

  3. Maybe the joneses can negotiate his contract in public through the media on their radio show like they do with everyone else….

  4. I suppose it’s low-hanging fruit to mock this, but if Bryant’s goal is to play more than get paid any team would probably like to have him as depth. Even though he surely wouldn’t be nearly the guy his was in his prime, he was special at beating defenders to the ball, requiring double-teams in the Red Zone (or else he was essentially automatically “open” in single coverage there). Using him as a half-snap, rested weapon, especially close to the EZ, could make a real positive difference.

  5. mikejsmith32 says:
    February 7, 2020 at 11:06 am
    Dak was asked about it and he made a sarcastic comment about having to put the ball right in his hands… at least it sounded sarcastic to me. That’s when I knew Dez’s days were numbered.
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    Accuracy is something that Dak can’t do.

  6. Didn’t he go full AB on Dallas after they cut him? Dez is probably broke and is just looking for a paycheck. There’s not much of a market for a guy who can’t run routes, can’t catch, has lost a step, and throws temper tantrums on the sidelines.

  7. daysend564 says:
    February 7, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Accuracy is something that Dak can’t do.

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    That’s the narrative, but it isn’t necessarily true. Could he be more accurate? Yes. But, he’s actually not that bad.

    The reason Dez is not his type of WR is because Dak doesn’t throw the 50/50 ball, and that’s where Dez excelled. Romo would throw up a ball Dez and have confidence Dez would go get it. Dak did not have that same confidence in him. It’s also not Dak’s game. He wants to minimize turnovers where as Romo wanted to sling it.

  8. Probably one of 32 text messages sent out by Bryant and which one do we hear about – the narcissistic Dallas Cowboys.

  9. I seriously doubt that he’d make the team if given a legit tryout. When you’re a first round pick, there isn’t a competition. If a team thought Dez could help them win, he wouldn’t be begging for a job. An NFL receiver has to be in the spot he’s supposed to be in. There are 32 teams out there and nobody is calling. This isn’t about the Cowboys. The other 31 teams don’t want him either.

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