Dez Bryant is still without an NFL home after the three-time Pro Bowler was cut by the Dallas Cowboys over a month ago. Bryant reportedly turned down a lucrative offer from the Baltimore Ravens because of a desire to stay in the NFC East and face Dallas twice a year. Now, his options have apparently dwindled.
Bryant’s former teammate, future Hall of Fame tight end, Jason Witten, also ended his tenure with the Cowboys but by way of retirement and will take a spot in the booth of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Witten was a guest on Adam Schefter’s podcast to talk about his new job, retirement and his former teammate.
“He’s motivated and I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers,” Witten said of Dez. “I think that’s a great spot for him. Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well. And Dez has great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants. I still believe Dez can high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League.
“You partner him up with Jimmy Graham and Aaron Rodgers, I think that offense could put up a lot of points and losing Jordy Nelson in the offseason, when they cut him, I think it’s a win-win for the Packers. I look for him to go there and really help them take the next step and get back on a playoff run.”
The thought of Dez rebounding the rock in the back of the end zone makes my heart go aflutter. And I have to admit, Rodgers is my favorite player to watch that doesn’t play for a team a root for, regardless of the sport.
Witten did qualify that he doesn’t have any insider information, he’s just looking at fit.
“That’s a vertical passing attack,” Witten said. “You need somebody that can stretch the field and an X-factor, and that’s Dez Bryant. I’m not certain that he goes to the Packers, I just think that’s a great fit. But he’s going to partner with a great quarterback and have somebody that he feels like he can contend for a championship. The Saints and the Packers are kind of the lead dogs right now, in my opinion.”
Of course the Packers aren’t in the NFC East — they don’t even play the Cowboys in 2018. The Saints play Dallas once. Hopefully, for Dez’s (and our) sake he focuses more on fit and a chance at a rebirth of his career than the team that let him go.