It’s time for the Dallas Cowboys to bring Dez Bryant back

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The Dallas Cowboys already have a good receiving corps, but adding a humbled Dez Bryant could put them over the top

During the 2019 season, the Dallas Cowboys had one of the best receiving corps in the NFL with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, and Devin Smith. When you add future Hall of Famer Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin to list, the Cowboys had offensive threats galore.

But with Witten and everyone not named “Gallup” about to be free agents, the Cowboys will need to replace some of these players-whether it be through the draft or in free agency.

I’m suggesting the Cowboys can still do all of the above, but also sign one of their own former players, too. That player happens to former All Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Its no secret that Dez wants to rejoin his old team, so the question is should the Cowboys bring back Dez?

The three-time Pro Bowl receiver is a free agent. He was let go by Dallas in the spring of 2018 after serving eight productive seasons with America’s Team. After signing with the New Orleans Saints, Dez ruptured his Achilles tendon during practice. Since the injury, all Dez has done is rehab and focus on making a return to the NFL.

Since Jason Garrett is no longer the coach, Dez is politicking like he’s on the campaign trail to make a return to Dallas. Dez is lobbying so hard to join Dallas that he took to social media to say “give me the role that they gave Witten”.

Dez is so pumped about playing for Dallas again that he posted a video of himself working out and running crisp routes, and I must say the man who throws up the “X” is ripped u and  in shape.

I know critics and Cowboys Nation alike feel differently about Dez rejoining the Cowboys for various reasons. The ones for Dez believe he still has enough in the tank and can be a contributor, and will be an added bonus to the wide receiving corps.

Others feel like Dez’s best days are behind him and missing two years of football because of an Achilles injury is a negative.. To put it bluntly, Dez is 31, was a shell of himself when he last played, and he left the team on bad terms.

There were rumors that Dez was disruptive in the locker room, and unproductive play didn’t help his cause either. Also, Dez made it known that he didn’t care for linebacker Sean Lee, a team captain and a team favorite.

Critics point to the main reason why Dallas should bypass a Dez reunion:

  1. Lack of production.
  2. Not a good route runner.
  3. Dropped passes.
  4. Bad teammate.

Regardless of which side you’re on, bringing Dez back is an option new head coach Mike McCarthy should at least consider. For starters, Dallas can sign Dez to a cheap contract, allow him to take fewer snaps on the field, mentor the younger receivers, and be a red zone threat. Plus, Dez appears to be a humbled man.

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It’s clear to see, Dez has been humbled. He was released in his prime, struggled to find any interest in the NFL, and when he did get a chance he suffered a devastating injury putting his career in jeopardy. To put it mildly, Dez has had a rude awakening about his football career. Nothing humbles an athlete more than the realization he’s no longer the player he used to be and teams are no longer interested in even kicking the tires. .

Faced with that reality, I can see Dez enjoying his second stint with Dallas and becoming a veteran leader, good teammate, and leader of men.

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At the end of the day, Dallas will probably ignore Dez’s redemption story, but if you ask me, bringing Dez Bryant back is something the Cowboys should consider.

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  • Published on 01/23/2020 at 12:01 PM
  • Last updated at 01/23/2020 at 07:50 AM