Dez Bryant has Giants at top of his wish list?
Dez Bryant did not part ways with the Dallas Cowboys on good terms, and he has openly stated that he would love to seek vengeance by facing his former team twice a year after he signs a new contract. Does that mean he has his sights set on joining the New York Giants?
Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan spoke with Bryant about his free agency, and Fisher was left with the impression that the Giants are the star receiver’s top choice. Bryant, who told Fisher he wants to play the Cowboys twice in 2018, spoke openly about how much potential he feels New York has.
“The Giants got a helluva defense, they’re going to pay OBJ (fellow wideout and pal Odell Beckham Jr.),” Bryant said. “So coming back, playing with him, Sterling (Shepard) … the tight end (Evan Engram), (QB Eli) Manning? Crazy. … They draft (Penn State running back Saquan Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick)? That’d be crazy!”
Bryant is from Dallas, but he joked that he wouldn’t mind the cold weather in New York and that he might be able to explore new fashion trends by wearing some nice winter coats.
The other two choices if Bryant wants to face the Cowboys twice are the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. While Bryant said money is not going to be his biggest motivating factor, the Eagles have hardly any salary cap room. Washington has the financial means to add Bryant, but Fisher said he does not believe Dez is all that excited about the Redskins.
We have already seen players recruiting Bryant to their teams, and his phone has probably been ringing off the hook since Dallas released him. If he’s truly willing to take well below market value, he could have plenty of suitors, including the team that was his biggest rival for many years.