Dez Bryant focused on Cowboys, won’t consider XFL
The XFL has taken the football world by storm with its innovative stye of play and surplus of NFL-caliber talent throughout the league. Regardless, it seems free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant still has his eyes on a return to the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite making plenty of hints, Bryant did not play in the 2019 NFL season and there has been little indication about any interest from the NFL. According to Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today, he is still holding out hope for a call from one of the 32 big teams.
“Nah, not at all,” Dez Bryant said. “I know I can still play. That’s not an issue for me. I have high confidence in myself. No disrespect to the XFL, I just know I can play in [the NFL], that’s not a question.”
Bryant added that he would love nothing more than to link back up with the Cowboys.
“Of course, that’s home,” Bryant said in a Wednesday interview with Dallas’ FOX 4. “That’s home. And potentially being able to play with Dak (Prescott), Zeke (Elliott), Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup, those guys, (Blake) Jarwin – I think that would be great.”
“I understand that’s their team, but I feel like they have the right pieces to go to the Super Bowl, and I feel like I can help be a part of that, if possible. But every night, I’m just working, grinding, trying to get on that field either way.”
Since his brief hiatus, Dez Bryant has not passed up an opportunity to speak on the Cowboys’ ongoing struggles under head coach Jason Garrett. Although Bryant has not been shy about expressing his love for Dallas, it remains to be seen if the feeling is mutual.
Bryant’s last comeback attempt came in November of 2018 when he signed with the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, his stint was over before it ever started after rupturing his Achilles in his first day of practice. As a result, there is still plenty of speculation regarding whether or not he can play.
The former three-time Pro Bowler may not have the same burst to serve as a bonafide deep threat any more, however, he feels he is still more than capable of of becoming a viable red zone option for teams in need of some more firepower. It will be interesting to see if Dez Bryant ultimately gets another shot at the NFL this offseason.