After a meeting with team owner Jerry Jones this afternoon, Bryant has been released, according to his agent. The potential matchup between Dez and the Cowboys young defensive backs is a mouthwatering prospect, as is the thought of him lining up in a uniform belonging to the Eagles, Redskins or Giants in Dallas.
The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, ending the tenure of one of the franchise's most notable players. Bryant was owed $12.5 million for 2018, representing a $16.5 million hit against the cap.
And there's reason to believe Bryant could remain in the NFC East. DallasCowboys.com's Mickey Spagnola sparked some discussion on social media Friday after he reported that Bryant left the team's facility Friday saying that he'll play the Cowboys twice a year.
'This was not an easy decision.
Bryant's best years are behind him, but if his middle-fingers-in-the-air exit from Dallas is any indication, we're still in store to see his most savage.
'We arrived at this crossroad collectively with input from several voices within the organization.
Bryant was the Cowboys' first-round pick in 2010, taken 24th overall out of Oklahoma State. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and was an All-Pro selection in 2014. That's an average of 1,312 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns per season. You could argue that he would not.Bryant has also been known to bring drama to a team. Dez Bryant was just released by the Cowboys.
Shortly after the news, Bryant wrote on Twitter, "let's start the process".
Despite the past few years of limited production, Bryant will go down as one of the finest receivers to don the famous star, and he'll be a fan favourite in Dallas for the rest of his life.
ESPN.com and USA TODAY have already listed the Packers as a potential landing spot for Bryant, but it's hard to see how the former Cowboy makes much sense past Green Bay's surface need at receiver.
After getting 56 of his touchdowns in his first five seasons, Bryant had 17 his last three with the Cowboys.
Would Belichick take a flyer on a player like Bryant?
"The reason I didn't know initially anything would happen is because at that game (last season between the Seahawks and Cowboys) there was no separation at the wide receiver position".