The Dallas Cowboys have the choice of bringing back veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant to the team for the 2020 NFL season.
There has been a lot of noise this offseason about the Dallas Cowboys possibly bringing back wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant has been very vocal on his Twitter account about wanting to wear the ‘silver and blue’ again. Bryant, who was drafted by the Cowboys in the 2010 NFL Draft, spent eight seasons with the team before being released on April 13, 2018.
Bryant was a fan favorite throughout his eight seasons with the team. He was a dominant force on the field, having 531 receptions, 7459 receiving yards, and 73 receiving touchdowns in his career. He still holds the Cowboys career receiving touchdowns record with his mark of 73.
This brings the question: what would bringing Bryant back look like for America’s team. The team is looking to re-sign wide receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb this offseason to pair with wide receiver Michael Gallup, who appears to be a rising star in the NFL.
If the Cowboys were to have Cooper, Gallup, and Cobb next season, it would become a crowded wide receiver room for Bryant. Cooper and Gallup both had 1,000+ yard seasons for Dallas last season, with Cobb adding an impressive 828 receiving yards to the mix.
This would likely put Bryant as the 4th receiver on the depth chart, considering he has not played an NFL down since December 31st of 2017. Bryant has shown his willingness to take a team beneficial role, saying that he does not expect or want to be the main guy anymore.
Bringing back Bryant to the team would give a huge boost to the RedZone. In 2019 the Cowboys ranked 16th in the NFL in RedZone efficiency. The Cowboys only converted a touchdown on 57.41% of their drives that made it at least to the opposing teams’ 20-yard line.
Bryant was fan-favorite because of the passion he brought to the team. He would often be on the sideline giving his teammates a pep talk or giving advice to younger players around him. With a young Cowboys team looking to compete for the Super Bowl in 2020, having a passionate veteran on the sideline could be very positive for the team.