Dez Bryant has always been a competitive person. That same drive that he would have to play the best that he could, is what drives him to make his way back into the NFL.
He tweeted out his desire to rejoin the Cowboys to take on a mentor-like role with the team. He wants to have a similar role to that as Witten had this past season with the team.
What kind of contract would Dez want? What kind of contract would the Jones family be willing to give him? The best thing to look at is what the Saints gave him back in 2018.
This contract was incentives based, whereas the guarantees weren’t much but the better he played the more bonuses he got. He only cost $588K against the cap and could have gained an extra $500K if he had 40 receptions.
Financially, Dallas should be able to offer Dez a similar contract. They can look at him as a cheap replacement to wide receiver Randall Cobb if they want to save some coin. It’s a low risk, high reward situation.
Having Bryant as your third or fourth wide receiver is a great look. This will give quarterback Dak Prescott a good red-zone threat. If things don’t end up working out, then he is a cheap contract and you don’t lose much.
It is a prove-it deal for Dez. He is going to want more money, but if he wants to play as much as he says he does, he will take the discount. It is a win-win situation for both parties.
If Dallas doesn’t give Bryant an opportunity, then I’ll be disappointed. The least they can do is have a workout with him and test where he is physically.
Dez Bryant deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL again. He is over one year removed from his Achilles injury, and he is only 31-years old. Bryant may very well have a couple of good seasons left in him. And it’s the Dallas Cowboys who could benefit the most.