There’ s been a lot of speculation that Dez Bryant could be on his way out of Dallas for some time now but no real confirmation on that until now.
Adam Schefter tweeted out today that the Dallas Cowboys are expecting to release the WR, barring a “last minute change of heart.” The overall census is that the plan going into the meeting is that Dez Bryant will no longer be with Dallas after the meeting. Schefter points out that that meeting is already under way. This is different from original reports that stated he would be asked to take a pay cut, but could still be with the team in 2018.
Dez Bryant came into the league in 2010 and spent every year of his career so far with the cowboys. He had a three year stretch from 2012 to 2014 where he reeled in more than 85 catches each year and racked up more than 1,000 yards in each of those three seasons. In that same three season span, he scored an absurd amount of touchdowns for a receiver with a total of 41.
Since those three seasons, however, it’s been a different story. He hasn’t had one season with more than 1,000 yards and his highest catch total was 69 (nice) and that was this past season and this past season was the first time he played a full 16 games in the past three seasons.
In 2018, he’s slated to make a base of $12.5 million with a total cap hit of $16.5 million which is why Dallas releasing him makes sense. And as I just finished writing this, he has been released.
Picture: Dez Bryant