The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly cut Dez Bryant early this morning in a meeting with team owner Jerry Jones.
The 29-year-old was set to have a cap hit of 16.5 million for each of the next two seasons. Bryant, originally signed his 5-year deal, worth 70 million dollars, in 2014 after his first All-Pro selection. He had produced 41 touchdowns from 2012-2014 while averaging 1,312 receiving yards per season.
Over the last three years, however, his production has fallen off dramatically, averaging just 678 yards per season with only 17 touchdowns in that time frame. He has also missed 10 games due to injury in that time.
Many thought that the end of his tenure in Dallas was in sight, with the exorbitant cap hit and the offseason acquisitions of Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson seeming to be the reinforcements to replace him.
There should be a sizeable market for the three-time pro bowler though. Even with the recent lack of production, he is a game-changing playmaker in the red zone, and a one-year “prove it” deal, could be just what he needs to rebuild his reputation.
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