At the end of last season, he Dallas Cowboys would move on from Dez Bryant. But after that, the veteran wideout took his time. He turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens before the season began. Then despite talking on and off with the Cleveland Browns for weeks, things ultimately didn’t work between the two sides. Weeks later, the stars would align for Bryant in New Orleans after coming to a workout with the Saints. After that workout they put pen to paper on a one-year deal, only to lose him to a torn Achilles that same week in practice.
Needless to say, Bryant isn’t going out like that. And he fully intends to play in 2019.
“I have to (play again). I got business and I got ball,” Bryant said on KRLD-FM this week via Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I can’t end like this. I have to throw the X up.”
Other reports suggest that the Saints are open to bringing Dez back next year. However, it will all depend on how he gets through what will be a lengthy and rough rehab process.
In eight seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant crossed the 1,000-yard threshold three times while averaging 14 yards per catch over his entire career. He last made the Pro Bowl in 2016, and has three such appearances to his name. At just 30 years old, he should theoretically have plenty left in the tank. But a torn Achilles throws all of that out the window for the time being.
Still, something tells us we haven’t seen the last of Bryant in the NFL just yet.