Over the last few weeks, there has been plenty of brewing chatter around former star wide receiver Dez Bryant attempting to make an NFL comeback. That effort has caught much attention with Bryant voicing a strong stance towards his desire to return to the field after a two-year absence. That has pushed forth the possible notion that he could be back with the Dallas Cowboys if the scenario presented itself this offseason. It was only a matter of time before that made it’s way back to team owner Jerry Jones, who has given an interesting response to that possibility.
Dez Bryant eyeing NFL comeback
The last time that Bryant stepped on a football field was with the Cowboys back in the 2017 season. He had an opportunity with the New Orleans Saints late in the 2018 campaign but suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
The 31-year-old didn’t receive an opportunity to play last season but has continued to remain in shape in hopes of making a return to the NFL. He has posted various workouts on social media that include catching passes from reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes last month.
Bryant has spoken to the media and through his Twitter account to voice that he would entertain an opportunity to return to the Cowboys. There doesn’t appear to be any bad blood between the two sides despite the ugly end to the tenure.
With Bryant putting that opinion out into the open, it didn’t take long for it to make its way back around to the outspoken Cowboys owner.
Jerry Jones on possibly bringing back Dez Bryant
With Bryant publicly voicing that he wouldn’t be against a return to the Cowboys, it has put that scenario on the table.
That only gained further steam with Jones stating last week that it’s something that he has at least thrown some thought into this offseason, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
These comments from Jones don’t necessarily mean that Bryant will be back, but it’s a possibility that could occur if the right situation emerges. The former star wideout would have plenty of comfort with the team and location.
He has also played with quarterback Dak Prescott, which means there would already be a basis for the chemistry between them. That would be a huge benefit, especially if he’s anything like the player he was before the Achilles injury.
The time away may have provided him the chance to recuperate physically and get back to performing at a high level. The ball may just be in the Cowboys’ court to make it happen if they are genuinely interested in bringing back the franchise’s all-time receiving touchdown leader.
Will the Cowboys go after Dez Bryant?
Things appear to be on track for Bryant to have a shot towards continuing his NFL career next season.
He has shown through his various workouts that he’s in strong physical shape while catching passes from Mahomes is undoubtedly a step in the right direction. It’s just a matter of getting the opportunity to prove that to teams in an individual workout.
The Cowboy have their opportunity to do so if they want to venture that route. There is mutual interest between both sides, it’s only about whether the team feels he’s worth the risk. Bryant has a lot on the table to prove himself, and the addition of another proven wide receiver could be what the Cowboys need to bounce back offensively from last season.
The former Pro Bowl will need to stay on course with his workouts, and it should be only a matter of time before he a legitimate chance at an NFL comeback.