Jerry Jones on Dez Bryant Release: Decision in 'Best Interest' of Cowboys

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Even still, Zrebiec reports, those signings didn't spell the end of Baltimore's pursuit of receivers: the team met with Cameron Meredith, who ended up signing with the Saints, and submitted a bid on Allen Hurns, who wound up signing with the Cowboys, ostensibly as a supplement to Bryant.

Following the Dallas Cowboys made the decision to move on from star wide receiver Dez Bryant, it has put him on the open market for the first time in his career.

The Ravens might be able to spare Bryant from a wandering quest for employment by acting quickly on their desires and convincing him Baltimore is a worthy stage for the second act of his National Football League career.


Because the Giants have the sixth-least amount of cap space in the league and already have a solid receiving corps, bringing in Bryant makes little sense, but the 29-year-old is already envisioning what it would be like to come to NY.

Remaking the Ravens' receiving corps has been a goal of general manager Ozzie Newsome's this offseason. They will be in the mix for a playoff spot, and there will be an opportunity to produce well on an one-year, "prove-it"-type deal". In fact, Cowboys beat reporter Mike Fisher recently discussed with Bryant about potential fits for teams that, ranging from the Houston Texans to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Zrebiec notes that it's uncertain if the interest is mutual.


After being released by the Cowboys on Friday, Bryant said he hoped to join another NFC East team and have a chance to exact revenge against Dallas twice per season. If that fails, he intends to sign with a team based on need, rather than money. Bryant caught 69 balls for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season. His 12.1 yards per reception was the lowest of his career.

Bryant reeled in over 1,200 yards and double-digit touchdowns from 2012 to 2014.


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