Dez Bryant wants to return to the Cowboys, won’t consider the XFL

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Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is continuing to press the case that he deserves another chance with his old team.

Bryant, who has told the Cowboys’ front office that he’s ready, willing and able to sign, told FOX 4 in Dallas that he believes he’d be a perfect fit with the team he played for from 2010 to 2017.

Of course, that’s home,” Bryant said, via USA Today. “That’s home. And potentially being able to play with Dak [Prescott], Zeke [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.”

Can Bryant still play? That remains to be seen. He’s 31 years old and 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. So would Bryant try to prove himself in the XFL?

“Nah, not at all,” Bryant said. “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.”

Bryant may know he can still play, but it remains to be seen whether any team agrees with his self-assessment.

21 responses to “Dez Bryant wants to return to the Cowboys, won’t consider the XFL

  1. Dez hasn’t done anything antonia brown-esque…
    … but… there must be a reason he isn’t playing.

  2. The Cowboys should sign Bryant and let Cooper walk, it will save a ton of cap space and Cooper shows up when he feels like it and disappears in big games.

  3. He can’t be worse than some of the number three receivers on some teams. The only problem is that he most likely won’t play special teams.

  4. “He can’t be worse than some of the number three receivers on some teams.
    The only problem is that he most likely won’t play special teams”
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    The benefit of good receiver depth is this modern ‘offense only’ nfl
    would COMPLETELY overshadow the weakness of a thinner special team roster.

    THAT SAID: Cheap ownership (like Bengals mike brown) would rather pay
    a late round ‘do nothing’ than increase payroll (even if it would improve the team)
    and spin the wheel hoping a low round draftee becomes an All-Pro jackpot

  5. He’s over the hill. Let’s stop all the ridiculous speculation on this.

    He was past his prime in 2017, and that’s why nobody is interested in him.

    I would wager that T. Owens and Moss would have more left right now than this guy.

  6. Come to Minnesota, Dez. Home of the top two wideouts in the league, along with the best QB in the league, you’ll have more yards and TD’s as a #3 than you’ll ever have anywhere else. You’d be a welcome addition to an already near-unstoppable offense!

  7. If Cobb returns, Dez won’t. If Cobb heads back to GB, they’ll sign Dez.

    That said, if Dez returns with a prove it contract, he’ll cost about $3M less than Cobb. They need all the money they can get if they are going to make a mistake that is spending Prescott cash.

  8. Well i’m 52 and i have I have high confidence in myself also. BUT ,working with my younger brothers that are 12-16 years younger. I realized i can’t keep up with them . I can’t do the things i used to “this hurts/that hurts” BUT i still try.Now days i’m just an extra brain ,
    or the master woodsman “wood crafter”.
    every one still thinks they can do it, only to find out they can’t the hard way.

  9. Bryant is a handful, another high maintenance wr, so this annoyance also doesn’t outweigh his playing ability benefit to any teams, so he sits all broken hearted..

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