Dez Bryant took his shot at a potential return to the Dallas Cowboys, but his former team hasn’t hopped on board. Not yet, at least. On Tuesday, Bryant took to social media to make his feelings known about re-joining the Cowboys.
The tweet drew plenty of attention, and on Wednesday it led to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett being asked about the topic. And as we’ve seen quite a few times this offseason, the team is apparently not completely shutting the door, but Garrett made it known the focus is on current players.
This isn’t the first time a high-profile name in the Cowboys organization was asked about Bryant coming back. In September, vice president Stephen Jones was asked about the talented wideout who was released this offseason on 105.3 The Fan, as Machota revealed.
Bryant’s Cowboys Career, Team’s Current Offensive Struggles
Through four games, only one wide receiver (Cole Beasley) has more than 100 receiving yards and double-digit catches, so it’s hard to deny the team could use a playmaker. After signing Allen Hurns this offseason, he’s struggled to get going, totaling just seven catches for 81 yards to this point.
It’s been so tough at the position that running back Ezekiel Elliott is actually the team’s second-leading pass-catcher with 15 receptions for 125 yards. Only one Cowboys wideout has managed to even find the end zone this year, as Tavon Austin has two scores.
Bryant spent eight seasons with the Cowboys and caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in 113 games. His knowledge of the offense and connection with Dak Prescott could help an offense which has averaged the third-fewest points per game this season at 16.8.
Time will tell, but a Bryant-Cowboys reunion certainly makes sense on the surface.