The Dallas Cowboys made headlines when they bought Andy Dalton on a deal worth $7 Million. Dalton inked the deal 3 days after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Though the fans were excited to see what Dalton would bring to the table, the former Cowboys wide receiver wasn’t happy. Dez Bryant started a big debate on Twitter shortly after saying that Cowboys did wrong signing Andy Dalton.
“Nothing against Andy dalton because I think he’s a great player..but the cowboys are extremely out of line…” the 31-year-old tweeted, before adding “Pay Dak… I watched the cowboys pay Tony Twice once without a winning rec… I guess the cowboys viewing the QB position a plug in piece because of the dominant offense”
His intentions are clear from this tweet. He wanted Cowboys to give their starter, Dak Prescott a long-term contract. As soon as his tweet went live, it sprawled a huge debate. Many fans began questioning Bryant and his proposition. To debunk his theory, a reporter claimed that there would be no threat in Dak’s position despite Andy’s deal.
However, Bryant was not up for it and dismissed his statement. According to Bryant, since Dalton has been a starter for a large part of his career, he has higher chances of replacing Dak. After a long debate, Bryant gave up and tweeted his followers to stop talking about it.
“I’m sorry to the people I offended with my opinion… I promise it’s a chance it might happened again.. so let me apologize in advance let’s talk about something else now.. like what’s the first thing you are going to do whenever we can start traveling again… lol”
Dez Bryant started his Rookie year with Dallas Cowboys. Upon signing, the wide-receiver was given the #88 jersey, which coincidentally was the Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin’s jersey. This jersey is currently held by Dallas’ 2020 signing, CeeDee Lamb. Needless to say, Dallas had high hopes for Bryant. And Bryant made sure he lived up to their expectation. He finished his rookie season with 6 touchdowns and 45 receptions for 561 yards. Consequently, he secured a spot on the NFL’s All-Rookie Team of 2010.
Going into the 2011 season, when Roy Williams was released, Bryant secured his starting position. The veteran wide receiver would go on to end the season with 9 touchdowns and 63 receptions. Though it was a fairly good season, it wasn’t until the 2012 season when he started showing significant improvement. With 12 touchdowns, he was ranked third amongst the other receivers in that season. Following his commendable performance, he was ranked 35 in NFL Top 100 players of 2012.
Throughout the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Bryant continued his form to rank 25 and 15 respectively in the NFL Top 100 players list. It was obvious that Cowboys would retain him for the fifth-year. On July 15, 2015, Bryant inked a deal worth $70 million including a guaranteed $45 Million. This contract made him the rank 71 on World’s highest-paid athletes of 2016.
A foot injury limited his participation in the 2015 season. He was only able to manage 3 touchdowns. From there onwards his form started declining. The major part of this was his injuries. In 2016, too, he suffered from a hairline fracture that limited his games. In 2017 Cowboys released him, shortly after which the New Orlean Saints entered into a one-year agreement.
It is of no doubt that Bryant and Dak are close friends. When a group of people saw Dak working out with Bryant, rumours started flooding the internet claiming Bryant’s return to Dallas. However, the NFL pundits came into the scene to defunct this rumour. According to them, Dallas has enough wide receivers. With Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, already playing an important role, there’s no room for Bryant. In 2019, Bryant made it clear that he is not retiring. His New Orleans deal didn’t work out as his torn Achilles limited his performance. Now that he is feeling better, there’s still a glimmer of hope in seeing him get back on the field!