Cowboys Respond To Dez Bryant Begging Them To Return
The Cowboys responded to Dez Bryant begging them to return in reasonably classy fashion this week.
They did not close the door to it altogether, but they also made it abundantly clear that it was unlikely.
Bryant has not played for Dallas in about three years, but that has not stopped him from passionately asking for another shot at a comeback.
Over the past few weeks, the one-time star wide receiver has shared a number of videos on social media of himself seeming to be in game shape. One in particular that stood out was him and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes working out together.
The 29-year-old has repeatedly expressed a desire to return to Dallas, but the feelings have not been reciprocated.
The closest Bryant has come to making an NFL return was in 2018, when he briefly seemed set to line up at receiver for the New Orleans Saints before an untimely Achilles tear.
This week, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones met with the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Among the topics he discussed was Bryant.
On a possible Dez Bryant reunion, Stephen Jones tells me “we’ll go over that as a staff as we move forward. Obviously our focus has been our own guys and guys we had here last year. As we start to expand the web, we will look at things like that.”
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) February 24, 2020
“On a possible Dez Bryant reunion, Stephen Jones tells me ‘we’ll go over that as a staff as we move forward. Obviously our focus has been our own guys and guys we had here last year. As we start to expand the web, we will look at things like that,’” tweeted out NFL insider Jane Slater.
Bryant, for his part, seems to be positive about the prospect of returning to the NFL.
“All the teams who reached out these past 2 years … you didn’t want that Dez Bryant… I couldn’t disrespect myself or the game like that… Im not there yet but my vibe energy and love back believe that,” he tweeted out.
Over the course of his NFL career, Bryant recorded 7,459 receiving yards and 73 scores over an eight-year stretch between 2010 and 2017.