Cowboys release star WR Dez Bryant after 8 seasons

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Dez Bryant, deciding salary cap relief with the star receiver’s declining production outweighs the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in a statement Friday it wasn’t an easy decision, but was what the organization believes is in its best interest.
Bryant never lived up to the $70 million, five-year contract he signed after leading the NFL with 16 touchdowns receiving in 2014. He helped the Cowboys win the NFC East that year, when they had only their second playoff game victory since the last of their five Super Bowl titles in the 1995 season.
Bryant sent a tweet late Friday morning addressing Cowboys fans to say he had met with Jones.
“Cowboy nation I need you to know this wasn’t my decision.. I will always love y’all… forever Dallas in my heart,” he tweeted.
That came only minutes after he tweeted, “lets start the process”

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

Texas to face more flooding downpours late this week before needed dry break MLB clears Astros of wrongdoing in dugout incidents Man sentenced to more than 24 years for Texas mosque fire AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming Trailing in polls, O’Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate Angels opt out of stadium lease, look at ‘all our options’
Comments