He earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 2014 when he caught a career-best 16 touchdowns. Bryant is a good player and should have plenty left in the tank, but by essentially renting him for just a season, they'd be doing themselves no favors in the future.
It turns out he had a chance at a new home with the Baltimore Ravens, but he wasn't looking to secure a multi-year deal with the team, which is what they were offering, according to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Don't be surprised if the Cowboys draft a wide receiver in one of the first two rounds next weekend, but with this franchise, they might have another plan waiting to take place, and that is what makes the National Football League offseason intriguing. Bryant must be pretty confident that he can land a big contract after the draft, because he apparently turned down a lot of money from the Ravens.
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones assured that Dez Bryant will not be returning to the Cowboys next season. It will be easier to get a read on potential destinations for Bryant once the draft is complete. Bryant had been slated to make $12.5 million. Bryant will be much more attractive to teams on a one-year contract as well.
Of course, for that plan to work, Bryant would have to put up impressive numbers in 2018 and there's no guarantee that's going to happen.