Cowboys released WR Dez Bryant.
The move saves Dallas $12.5 million in cash and clears $8.5 million in cap space. Bryant is entering his age-30 season and has been trending downward for a couple years. He played all 16 games last season for the first time since 2014 but had his worst statistical season since his rookie year, catching 69 balls for 838 yards and six touchdowns. In total, the 2010 first-rounder caught 73 touchdowns for Dallas and had three-straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2012-2014. Bryant's injury history and lack of adjusting his playing style to compensate for his diminishing skill set likely were the factors that led to his release. Bryant should land on his feet quickly. He's still a big-time red-zone weapon and super-physical after the catch.
I think this was the right call for the Cowboys. Dez has really dropped off after injuries and wasn't worth the money IMO. He probably thinks he's still a #1 option, and that's just not the case. He might get humbled when he sees the offers he gets on the open market.
I added a poll to see where you guys think he may end up next. Put the NFCE teams at the top, because he said he wants to get revenge on the Cowboys twice a year.