After eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant has been released, as first reported by ESPN’s Todd Archer. Bryant met with owner Jerry Jones at the team facility this morning, who said in a statement that Bryant was one of the few Cowboys he ever liked, which, sure, okay.
Bryant seems like he would like everyone to know that his exit was not altogether harmonious.
Bryant, who will turn 30 in November, was set to make $12.5 million next season, and his future with the team seemed in doubt after the Cowboys signed Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson this offseason. Bryant has also struggled with various serious injuries since signing a big extension in 2015, and he took a clear backseat to Ezekiel Elliott last year. He seems to think he’ll land somewhere else in the NFC East.
Oh, and he totally caught it.