Remember when Dez Bryant was legitimately one of the best wide receivers in the entire National Football League? It feels like a long time ago, and that's because it was.
The Dez that made 'throwing up the X' an actual cool thing to do and could be in the conversation for best at the position was a beast, making any 50/50 catch more like an 80/20 and burning past opposing cornerbacks on any given Sunday.
Well, Bryant isn't that guy anymore. The only places where Dez is an elite number one option is in his own mind and in the pay packet that the Cowboys give him. And Bryant let his former superstar status get to his own head today against the Seahawks... before it came back to bite him.
According to Joe Buck, who was calling the game on TV, with the Seahawks-Cowboys encounter starting off slowly, Bryant was getting more and more animated on the sideline and apparently demanding more touches in the offensive gameplan from head coach Jason Garrett.
Well, immediately after this, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott looked for and found his wideout, only for Dez to immediately fumble away what was his first catch of the day.
As you might be able to imagine, Cowboys fans weren't exactly best pleased with the play of their supposed star wideout - who also let another target go through his hands which was swiftly intercepted by the Seahawks defense.
This loss saw the Cowboys eliminated from postseason contention and leaves Jerry Jones with some big decisions to make. The two biggest ones are what to do with the aforementioned Garrett, and the other is what to do about Dez and the $16.5million cap hit he has next season.
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