When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant it seemed like a match made in heaven. Spotlight style wide receiver with the world’s richest owner in Jerry Jones and you’ve got a peanut butter and jelly couple.
The first five years Bryant was putting up numbers that were top 10 and even top-5 in the league. The last three years though, have been very rough and seen a significant decline in production for Bryant without Tony Romo. A big part of it has been the injuries and being on the sideline rather than being on the field.
Last year, he obviously wasn’t apart of the offense like he once was with Beasley, Williams, and Butler taking targets away from Bryant. Also, his numbers for 2017 didn’t match the big $14 to $15 million cap hit per year either.
All this adding up that seems to be the last straw for the Cowboys. So why not take a look at possible destinations for the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver?
Seattle Seahawks – There’s a hole in the Seattle wide receiver core, a big one! With Kearse departing the year before and now Richardson in free agency, a big fast WR in Bryant could bring the Seattle offense to the next level with Russell Wilson.
Chicago Bears – The Bears already upgraded their offense by signing Taylor Gabriel, Allen Robinson and Trey Burton. They still have cap space and getting Bryant would make the NFC North race even tougher than it already is.
Washington Redskins – What better way to stick it to your old team than to sign with the biggest division rival the Redskins? This would ultimately throw more gas on this rivalry fire and make Washington a serious sleeper. I know Alex Smith would welcome this signing.
Dallas Cowboys – There could be a new deal with less money per year and maybe back-load the contract to bring back the three-time pro bowler. There is a chance for this, but there seems to be a bit of bad blood here.
New England Patriots – Dez has already played eight years and only getting to the divisional round in the playoffs could push him to a Super Bowl contender. Who better to look for than Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots? Brady has lost Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan isn’t Dez Bryant. You give Bryant as a weapon for Tom Brady and they will be back in the Super Bowl.