Cowboys pull typical Jerry Jones move by signing troubled WR who hasn't played since 2018

The Dallas Cowboys are giving a forgotten WR another chance in the NFL
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With the Dallas Cowboys hoping to improve the offense after Sunday's deflating 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jerry Jones has signed... a wideout who hasn't been in the NFL since God's Plan by Drake was at the top of the Billboard 100? Sure, why the heck not.

In case you missed it, Jones and the Cowboys decided to bring in troubled wideout Martavis Bryant, recently reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell, for a workout on Tuesday. It didn't take long for the Cowboys front office to put a contract on the table, with Shams Charania reporting the pen has been put to paper:

Cowboys sign Martavis Bryant to a new deal in a surprising move

We're not sure what's more eye-opening, the fact that Bryant is signing with Dallas or that Shams has taken a break from flirting with Kay Adams/breaking NBA news to drop this massive update on America's Team.

Bryant hasn't played in the league since 2018. Early on in his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, no one could question that the speedster had monster potential, but he simply could not keep himself out of trouble off the field. In 2015, he was suspended for a substance-abuse violation. Then, he was suspended for the entire 2016 campaign.

The 6-4, 210-pounder was then traded to the Raiders, but he was suspended indefinitely in '18. If you forgot about Bryant, hey, no one blames you for that. Now, he's back on good terms with Goodell and he did more than enough during his workout with Dallas to land yet another chance.

The Dallas wide receivers room is led by CeeDee Lamb, who has lived up to the hype as a WR1 this season: he posted 11 receptions and a career-high 191 yards vs. Philly in Week 9. Other than that, however, the other WRs haven't gotten the job done for Dak Prescott and Co.

Enter Bryant? For his career, the newest Cowboy has 145 receptions, 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns to his name. Bryant is 31 years old, though, and his best football is behind him. Despite that, Jones is taking a bit of a risk on him. Let's see how this goes, Dallas fans.