Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones keeps the door open for Dez Bryant

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Jerry Jones recently discussed the idea of Dez Bryant returning to the Dallas Cowboys and he didn’t exactly shoot the possibility down.

In the immortal words of Lloyd Christmas, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!” Since the moment Dez Bryant was unceremoniously cut two years ago, Cowboys Nation has been dreaming of a reunion. And for as much of a long-shot idea it may be at this point, the Dallas Cowboys refuse to close the door on the possibly.

Or should I say, “shower door?”

The NFL Combine is a great time to get quotes from NFL front offices. The NFL season has long been over, teams have developed their offseason strategies, and public posturing has begun. Fans and media, thirsty for sound bites, drink up just about anything guys like Jerry Jones pours them.

And Jerry did not disappoint. He spoke openly about soon-to-be free agents Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Byron Jones. He even broached the Dez Bryant topic:

Dez has been publicly lobbying on Twitter to rejoin the Dallas Cowboys since last season. His anger-driven comments from the past have cooled, and a humbled and hungry Dez remains. Now open to a reduced role, maybe there is a spot available for Dez Bryant on the Dallas Cowboys.

How much does Dez have left in the tank? It’s tough to say. We feel pretty confident he’s not a No. 1 receiver anymore (why he was cut in the first place) but could he be worthwhile role player? To be that he’d have to contribute on special teams in some way. Do we know if he could do that?

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That’s all a topic for another day – this Sunday actually. Today, it’s more about Jerry Jones’ words. Jerry was vague in the context in which he was thinking about Dez (I wish he was as vague about the venue…). Jerry could have just been thinking fondly of Bryant. He could have been thinking about the good times from yesterday. We really don’t know.

But once again, he didn’t shut the door. He kept the long-shot alive. He kept us all on the hook.

Dez Bryant hasn’t played a meaningful football game since the 2017 season so we’d be wise to keep expectations in perspective. But for whatever reason, Jerry Jones is still thinking about Dez in the shower, so I guess the door stays open ever so slightly.

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Jerry Jones’ recent comments kept the door slightly open on a Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys reunion.

  • Published on 02/28/2020 at 13:58 PM
  • Last updated at 02/28/2020 at 14:08 PM