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Former Cowboys TE Jason Witten thinks Dez Bryant will land with Packers

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It has been over a month since the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant. Although Bryant has been available on the open market all this time, the three-time Pro Bowler has yet to find a new home in the NFL.

Recently retired tight end Jason Witten chimed in on his former teammate’s immediate future in the league. Witten, who Bryant played alongside during his entire career in Dallas, believes the wideout will land with the Green Bay Packers, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers. I think that’s a great spot for him. Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well, and Dez [can have] great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants.”

Much like the Cowboys, the Packers have gone through some changes to their receiving corps during this NFL offseason. The team parted ways with their longtime veteran wideout Jordy Nelson who went on to sign with the Oakland Raiders. 

Although Green Bay has Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, and newcomer Jimmy Graham, the addition of Bryant might be a solid signing for the Packers, as Witten states.

“I still think Dez can still high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League,” Witten said. “You partner him up with Jimmy Graham and Aaron Rodgers, and I think that offense can put up a lot of points. . . . I think it’s a win-win for the Packers.”

Despite the obvious advantage of signing Bryant, it remains to be seen if joining Green Bay intrigues the 29-year-old wideout. One major issue might be the salary offered and whether there would be enough balls thrown his way with such a loaded receiving corps.

At this point, Bryant might have to come to grips with reality regarding the fact teams aren’t exactly knocking down his door right now. Green Bay gives him a chance to compete for a Super Bowl title immediately while also providing him with an opportunity to prove his worth in order to sign a long-term deal with the Packers or elsewhere after the 2018 campaign.