Former Dallas Cowboys Wideout Dez Bryant Reveals Retirement Plans

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February 24, 2021 7:20 pm

The Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys drafted promising wide receiver Dez Bryant in the 1st round (24th overall) back in 2010.

He went on to establish himself as one of the top offensive wideouts in the league last decade. He parted with the NFC East big boys in 2017 after dealing with some injuries.

Nov 8, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) reacts before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Following a short stint with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, Dez Bryant returned to the NFL last year with John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens outfit.

Bryant ended the 2020 regular season with 6 receptions for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns. With his future a hot topic for speculation, Bryant has now given NFL aficionados some insight as to when he plans to hang up his boots.

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Dez Bryant gives fans a hint about his NFL retirement plans

In a recent Q&A session with fans on Twitter, Dez Bryant got candid with some questions regarding his future. When asked about a potential retirement date, the 31-year-old wide receiver responded by saying that he plans to play for ‘2 more years’ before calling time on what has been a distinguished career in the NFL.

Nov 8, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) reacts before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The 3-time Pro Bowler wore the famous #88 Dallas Cowboys jersey during his time in Texas. It was previously worn by NFL HOFer Michael Irvin, and franchise legend Drew Pearson. In 99 league starts, Bryant has 7,506 receiving yards and 75 touchdowns to his name.

After ending his stint in Baltimore, the former Oklahoma State man is currently on the lookout for a new team. It will be interesting to see which team ends up moving in for the seasoned NFL wideout. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche. He has previously written for Sportscafe and Republic World. In addition to that, Daniel has completed his first level in Spanish linguistic training with Hispanic Horizons. With respect to the NFL, Daniel is a keen admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, while also closely following the career trajectory of the effervescent Tom Brady. The Mass Media graduate backs Patrick Mahomes to go on and make his mark as the ‘greatest to ever do it’ in the National Football League.

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