Following a tweet where former wide receiver Dez Bryant lamented about rejoining the Dallas Cowboys, what would be the pros and cons of such a move?
Social media exploded earlier this week after former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant tweeted out a message saying he’d rather re-sign with America’s Team than playing elsewhere. When you consider the Cowboys struggling passing offense, the signing could make sense.
But Dallas released their former number one wide receiver in April after a failed attempt to land veteran wide out Sammy Watkins in free agency. In Bryant’s place, the Cowboys have unsuccessfully deployed a receiver-by-committee approach. That has resulted in Dallas ranking a lowly 29th in passing offense, averaging just 167 yards per game through the air.
Without a consistent receiving threat to balance out their dominate rushing attack, many are starting to wonder whether the Cowboys made the right decision releasing Bryant. And the fact the 29-year old still clearly wants to play in Dallas has made a reunion a hot topic. Below, we’ll try to cover the pros and cons of re-signing Bryant.
Pro – Dez would instantly be the team’s top receiver
The Cowboys current receiver corps has failed to get the job done through the first quarter of the season. The most targeted player in Dallas is currently running back Ezekiel Elliott. Both receivers Allen Hurns and rookie Michael Gallup have underwhelmed, catching 50 percent or less of their limited targets. If the Cowboys were to re-sign Bryant, he would instantly become their top receiving threat.
Con – Sends message that Dak-Friendly has failed
Re-signing Bryant would essentially send a message to this entire receiver corps, plus new wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, that this “Dak-Friendly” approach of spreading the ball around has failed. And the fact is, it’s only been four games into the experiment. That hardly seems like enough time to give it a real chance to work. Especially considering this is a revamped group learning under a new positional coach.