Ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant potentially wants to stay in the NFC East to burn Dallas twice a year. The problem is they may not want him.
Earlier tonight, we talked about former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant discussing his desire to stay within the NFC East to come back and haunt his former team.
He took his release personally on a lot of levels and wants desperately to prove he’s still a high-end receiver in the NFL.
The only issue with that desire is the other three teams don’t seem to be all that interested in bringing him in.
While things can certainly change, Dallas didn’t exactly do their longtime star any favors with the timing of this cut. Most teams already have their rosters more or less set heading into the NFL Draft later this month. They also don’t necessarily have a ton of cap space left to maneuver and bring in players. Dez could potentially be in a no-man’s land as far as finding the right fit. According to Schultz, the market isn’t exactly on fire for Dez right now.
It also hurts his case that the three teams in the division aren’t screaming for receiver help. The Giants have Odell Beckham (for now), Sterling Shepard and young tight end Even Engram. Philly just won the Super Bowl and brought back basically their entire offense at the skill positions, replacing Torrey Smith with Mike Wallace. On top of all that, at least 11 teams (including Dallas, obviously) reportedly have zero interest in signing him.
Despite the seemingly depressing market for a former Pro Bowl level player, could one fit be the Indianapolis Colts? They need a secondary weapon to pair with receiver T.Y. Hilton. He’s got speed to burn and could open up plenty of space for Bryant. Wouldn’t a nice welcome back present to quarterback Andrew Luck be Bryant as his number two receiver?
It seems borderline impossible that Bryant won’t find a home at some point. Maybe it’s not exactly where he wants to play, but he’ll be a solid contributor at the NFL level next season for sure.