Bryant contacted Cowboys about possible 2020 return

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant texted Dallas Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones to come back to the team. Bryant missed the entire 2019 season.

Late in the 2018 season, Bryant suffered a torn Achilles tear after signing with the New Orleans Saints. Bryant has been trying to come back to the sport for some time — and he has only played for one team in his career.

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant catches a pass as Brandon Dixon attempts to tackle him against the New York Giants for what would be a 50-yard touchdown reception
Dez Bryant catches a pass as Brandon Dixon attempts to tackle him against the New York Giants for what would be a 50-yard touchdown reception (Getty Images)

The former Cowboys wide receiver was released before the 2018 season. While he wants to come back, the publication has said that there is little interest around the league in him.

“We have nothing, but great respect for Dez and what he accomplished here,” Jones said. “Certainly, as we look forward into the future, we look at all opportunities and all potential players that could maybe help us out.”

Maybe at some point, somebody will hire him, as a camp body. However, the likelihood of him being a significant player once again are over.

The 31-year-old Lufkin, Texas native spent eight seasons with the Cowboys before his release. Bryant last played during the 2017 season.

In his career, he appeared in 113 games, including 99 starts. He had 531 receptions for 7,459 receptions and 73 touchdowns. He also had six carries for -3 yards.

During the 2017 season, his final season with the Boys, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns.

The last three seasons in Bryant’s career, he did not surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He had three straight 1,000-plus yardage seasons and they came from 2012-14.

His last 1,000-plus yardage season came during the 2014 season when he had 88 receptions for 1,320 yards and a career-best 16 touchdowns.

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