Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant

  • Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant

Bryant's numbers have fallen off somewhat in recent years, and at 29 years old he's not young anymore, so you can certainly argue that releasing him was worth the $8 million the Cowboys will save from having him off the books.

If the franchise leader in touchdown catches is going to find his 2014 All-Pro form again, it will be with another team. He was named to three Pro Bowls and was first team All-Pro in 2014. He blamed injuries and a predictable offensive game plan for a pedestrian 2017 season - he finished with 69 catches, 838 yards, six touchdowns.

Bryant, who was scheduled to make $12.5 million in 2018 and count $16.5 million against salary cap, let it be known via social media that the Cowboys were responsible for ending his eight-year relationship with the club.

This along with the notion that it would have been hard for Bryant to accept a likely much lower pay at this point of his career could have been a huge factor in the Cowboys' decision to move on.

"This was not an easy decision". "It was made based upon doing what we believe is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys".

"Key words in this statement", Dez clapped back when sub-tweeting Jerry's words.

I don't know about that, I can only speak to what he does on the field. Now, this may come as a surprise to some fans however there are probably those that are relieved to see him go.

This is important because it's a side of Dez that often gets overshadowed. They've already spent more than they wanted this offseason - while moving aggressively to get Cordy Glenn, a departure from their normally reactionary ways. "I will always love y'all... forever Dallas in my heart", Bryant wrote on his Twitter account. He said some of the frustration was rooted in the offensive scheme. "He will always be a valued member of our family".

He finishes his stint with Dallas as their top touchdown receiver with 73.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is extending the Bryant recruitment drive beyond the boundaries of the NFC East. He was second in the National Football League with 11 drops last season, according to sportradar. Dez Bryant had a "down" year last season, but his stats still would've led the Redskins in all major receiving categories. However, since the loss of Tony Romo, he's only averaged 100 targets per season, so it's no wonder his production has dropped off.

Bryant tweeted his frustration after being told of his release when he arrived Friday for a meeting at the team's headquarters.

The Seahawks are known exploring options for Thomas, who said in January he would consider holding out if he does not have a new contract before the beginning of the 2018 season.