The Dallas Cowboys released former number one wide receiver Dez Bryant back in April. Now, with the Saints, he’ll get his long-awaited chance at revenge.
Since the end of last season, heavy speculation arose about the possibility of the Dallas Cowboys parting ways with their longtime number one wide receiver, Dez Bryant. That after Bryant’s play for the previous three years had failed to match his massive contract.
In April, the Cowboys chose to release Bryant outright, making him a free agent. And though Dez vowed revenge, he remained unemployed through the first half of the regular season. Well, not anymore.
According to both the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater, Bryant has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The contract is only for the rest of this season, which likely includes a playoff run as the Saints have the second best record in the NFC at 7-1.
For Bryant, the move means joining an elite quarterback in Drew Brees on a team with championship aspirations. It also means the recently-turned 30-year old will get his chance for revenge against his old team. The Saints are scheduled to play the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium in primetime on Thursday night, November 29th in a Week 13 matchup.
Bryant’s presence in New Orleans figures to boost a passing offense that already ranks as one of the top ten best in the NFL. And the Saints immediate future looks much brighter than the 3-5 Cowboys, who are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
This is a great move for the ninth-year receiver as Bryant will not be expected to be the top target in New Orleans due to the presence of third-year wideout Michael Thomas. A rising star in the league, Thomas has recorded 70 catches for 880 yards and five touchdowns in only eight games so far this season.
For Dez Bryant, signing a one-year deal with a contender like the New Orleans Saints gives him an opportunity to prove he is worth a much bigger contract in free agency next offseason. Getting revenge on the Dallas Cowboys would just be an added bonus.