Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki recently hosted the 2019 Heroes Celebrity Baseball game which brought out big names from across the sports landscape. Not surprisingly, the event which is in year No. 18 featured plenty of Dallas Cowboys players and supported The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.
Nowitzki, who’s been a part of the event for eight years now, was a popular name in attendance of course, but many others had the attention of Cowboys fans. Specifically, one name that stood out was the team’s former wideout Dez Bryant, who appears healthy enough to hit the diamond after tearing his Achilles tendon.
As the Cowboys showed on Instagram, Bryant suited up for the action and wound up on the same side as a few of his former teammates.
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Bryant suited up with a number of popular Cowboys players, but one of them was not Ezekiel Elliott, who was on the other team it appeared. But as the team showed on Instagram before the action got underway, Dez was teamed up with his former quarterback in Dak Prescott, as well as Nowitzki.
Dez Bryant’s Injury With Saints
Bryant signed with the New Orleans Saints during the 2018 NFL season, a move which brought plenty of excitement and intrigue. Unfortunately, he suffered the season-ending injury before even really getting the ball rolling on his time with the team. While he’s been rehabbing hard to get back on the field, it appears there’s some reason for optimism.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was asked if Bryant’s career was over on Twitter, to which she responded with a positive update.
No. Last I heard he was looking stronger on his 10-15 yrd bursts & looking more comfortable with his curl & intermediate routes when he has to stop and plant with no pain on the Achilles during that motion. I know a few NFL teams have been reaching out inquiring abt his progress.
Beyond that, John Sigler of The Saints Wire showed a video of Bryant running in May which was posted on Instagram, and the 30-year-old receiver looked pretty good.
It’s unknown whether Bryant will return to play for the Saints during the 2019 season, but the team could be open to the idea. One thing that does appear likely is that the talented receiver’s tenure with the Cowboys is wrapped up, as they could have brought him back early last season but opted against it.
Regardless, Dez will always have a special place in the hearts of Cowboys fans and that’ll certainly never change.