Free agent WR Dez Bryant said in an interview with Dallas’ FOX 4 that he’s still hoping to be back with the Cowboys.
“Of course, that’s home,” Bryant said, via USA Today. “That’s home. And potentially being able to play with Dak [Prescott], Zeke [Elliott], Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup, those guys, [Blake] Jarwin – I think that would be great. I understand that’s their team, but I feel like they have the right pieces to go to the Super Bowl, and I feel like I can help be a part of that, if possible. But every night, I’m just working, grinding, trying to get on that field either way.
“I understand that’s their team, but I feel like they have the right pieces to go to the Super Bowl, and I feel like I can help be a part of that, if possible. But every night, I’m just working, grinding, trying to get on that field either way.”
As for the possibility of playing the XFL, Bryant says that isn’t a consideration for him.
“Nah, not at all,” Bryant said. “I know I can still play. That’s not an issue for me. I have high confidence in myself. No disrespect to the XFL, I just know I can play in (the NFL), that’s not a question.”
Last we heard regarding Bryant, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said Bryant has texted him about returning to the team.
“He has texted me that he would like to come back,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We have nothing but great respect for Dez and what he accomplished here. Certainly, as we look forward into the future we look at all opportunities and all potential players that could maybe help us out.”
Bryant, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $70 million contract that included $45 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $12.5 million over the final two years of the agreement when Dallas released him last year.
The Saints signed Bryant to a one-year deal worth $600,000 over the remainder of the season, but he suffered a torn Achilles.
Bryant has been an unrestricted free agent for over a year now.
In 2017, Bryant appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and has caught 66 passes for 814 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 116 qualifying players that season.
We’ll have more regarding Bryant as the news is available.