Over the last couple of weeks, there has been growing chatter around former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant pushing to make an NFL comeback. That has stirred up the conversation around his potential interest in kicking the tires towards going back to the Dallas Cowboys. That has seen other notable figures around the team weigh in the possibility of seeing Bryant grace the No. 88 uniform again in Dallas, which now includes Pro Bowl wideout Amari Cooper giving his two cents on the situation.
Dez Bryant eyeing a return to Cowboys
In the first few weeks of the offseason, Bryant has put himself center stage behind his ramped-up workouts geared towards an NFL comeback.
That includes the 31-year-old working out with the reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes last month. It has generated real dialogue around Bryant possibly making his way back to the Cowboys.
Team owner Jerry Jones has already touched upon the scenario by voicing during the NFL Scouting Combine last month that it’s something that he’s given some thought to in recent weeks. (H/T Jori Epstein of USA Today-Sports)
“I have been thinking about it a lot in the shower,” Jones said Thursday from Indianapolis, aboard the Cowboys bus at the NFL scouting combine. “I have been. I have been. I am not dismissing it. I don’t want to sound like it should be dismissed by saying that.
“I am thinking about it.”
All of that has made it a prominent topic of discussion that has made its way around to one current Cowboys wideout.
Amari Cooper’s stance on Dez Bryant’s possible Cowboys’ return
It may just be a linger discussion around the franchise, but it’s one that could have legs as the Cowboys look to improve their offense this offseason.
Among those on board with bringing Bryant back in the mix is Cooper, who voiced that it would be a “great” move for Dallas to make. (H/T Mike Fisher of SI.com)
“I think it would be great,” Cooper said via 105.3 The Fan. “Obviously, Dez is a great player. When I was in college and even in my first couple of years in the league, he was still considered one of the top-five receivers in the game. I don’t think that’s something you just lose, especially with the way Dez’s game is. He’s one of those guys who goes up and attacks the ball. I think he still has that.
It’s quite clear that Cooper has a keen interest in playing alongside Bryant if that scenario presents itself. That also demonstrates further that he sees a long-term future with the franchise if he’s embracing the discussion about playing in Dallas with another star wideout.
At this point, it’s just a discussion, but it does show that players on the team would be in favor of bringing back the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns.
Could the Cowboys really bring back Dez Bryant?
The fact the conversation is lingering this far into the offseason does indicate there could be credence to this conversation.
It may all hinge on things playing out in a particular manner, but the possibility certainly looks like it could be a realistic one. Bryant has a strong familiarity with the franchise and already has steady on-the-field chemistry with Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott.
He would add another proven weapon to the passing game alongside Cooper and emerging star wideout Michael Gallup. Granted, any thought of bringing him would come after the Cowboys work out the contracts for both Cooper and Prescott, but it’s a scenario that could present itself this offseason.