The Facts: Bryant has repeatedly talked in recent weeks about priming for a return to the NFL with his old team as his preferred landing spot. “He has texted me that he would like to come back,” team vice president Stephen Jones said Thursday. “We have nothing but great respect for Dez and what he accomplished here. Certainly, as we look forward into the future we look at all opportunities and all potential players that could maybe help us out.”
Diehards Line: Jones said the team has made no decision on Bryant as they are just starting to meet with coach Mike McCarthy about the personnel. Bryant sat out all of the 2019 season getting himself mentally and physically ready to play, but no call ever came. The former No. 1 receiver says he is ready to come back and has a new perspective on his career and his role. He envisions himself as a red-zone threat and believes he can do more in Dallas with the opportunities the team gave TE Jason Witten at tight end last year. If not Dallas, he has made it clear that he wants to play in the NFL. At age 31, he said he is willing to accept a lesser role. The question is whether the Cowboys give him that chance.