The Dallas Cowboys have released veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Bryant, 29, was due $12.5 million in 2018. He did not have a 100-yard game in 2017, and has not had a thousand-yard season since 2014. The only question about this move is why Dallas waited so long to make it happen. In a similar situation, the Seahawks released Richard Sherman before free agency began, and Sherman signed with San Francisco days later. Now, Bryant finds himself unemployed with no obvious team needing a wide receiver, while the Cowboys find themselves needing a new wideout after the field has been stripped bare.
Bryant has said that he is taking this personally, and that he would like to sign with the Giants, Eagles, or Washington for a chance to play Dallas twice a year. Time will tell if he'll get the opportunity.