Dez Bryant might have a job waiting on him.
The former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys has not handled free agency in the best way as he has turned down offers to join other teams but now is accepting the fact that he needs a new team and money coming in.
Thus, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, Bryant revealed that he’s going to work out for the Cleveland Browns. He wrote the following on his official Twitter account:
“Starting my visits next week...I’m coming to the Land to see you Mr Dorsey. Call him and ask him... Take your L and move on... quit being salty....we talked..”
It’s one thing for a player to be great on the field but a headache and problem in the locker room, but for a player to not be on the same level as what he has been paid for and been a headache, that is something that will not be tolerated.
Bryant was hyped to be the next big thing when coming out of Oklahoma State and the Cowboys even gave him the prestigious #88 jersey.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones selected Bryant in the first round of the 2010 Draft. He put up some impressive numbers with OSU that earned him that right to be drafted so high.
Coming out of the draft, he signed with the Cowboys for five years, $12.05 million, roughly $8.4 million guaranteed. Big money to say the least.
Once Roy Williams departed from the team in 2011, he became the primary wide receiver alongside Miles Austin.
As he got better and better, the Cowboys signed him to a new contract in 2015 that earned him a five-year, $70 million contract that includes $45 million of guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus.
Not only his productive gone down but he is not always playing. He only played nine games in 2015 and 13 in 2016. He finished the 2017 season with 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns. Those are not great numbers for the major money that he is earning.
If the Cowboys released Bryant this offseason then they would save $12 million. The Cowboys don’t have much in terms of their receiver core.
Outside of Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, they lost Brice Butler who has been groomed for a few years but wants to be starter. Also, their fan-favorite tight end Jason Witten called it a career soon.
With Bryant not being as productive as he once was and pulling in major money, the Cowboys could use that money to find new talent and help out starting quarterback Dak Prescott and they did just that.
Once Bryant sent out that tweet about working out for the Browns and potentially being signed by the NFL team, their fans came out and reacted through the power of social media.