Michael Irvin Confused Why Dez Bryant Is Unsigned
In his prime with the Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver Dez Bryant was sometimes too fiery on the sidelines demanding the ball. Heading into the regular season, his patience in signing with a team has some baffled.
Recently, Cowboys icon Michael Irvin expressed his confusion over Bryant’s situation with TMZ:
“I do know who’s representing him, and I’m just a little bit confused with the direction that they are trying to go here,” Michael says.
“I would tell him to find a team and get on a team. Find a team. Get on a team. Get back to belonging somewhere. Right now, you’re like a vagabond where you don’t have a team and you’re wondering.”
The Cowboys released Bryant last April after a disappointing season in which the former All-Pro finished with 838 yards and six touchdowns. Both were team highs but subpar for a No. 1 option with such an exorbitant salary, and a far cry from the 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns he amassed in 2014, which was the last time he played all 16 games.
Bryant has had discussions with the Cleveland Browns but reportedly turned down a contract offer with a base value worth less than $5 million. Last week, he indicated his free agency situation might not be resolved until later in the season.
At 29 years old with a game reliant on superior athletic ability, Bryant might only get one or two more chances to showcase his wares for another big contract. The Cowboys argued the development in his route-running and other technical skills simply didn’t keep pace with the decline of his athletic ability. Bryant’s supporters might point to the change in quarterbacks from Tony Romo to Dak Prescott.
Whatever the case may be, Father Time is undefeated and Dez might want to hurry back to the field before it catches up with him.