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Dez Bryant rips Skip Bayless for depression comments

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Dez Bryant was among those who had a strong reaction to Skip Bayless’ comments about Dak Prescott.

Prescott revealed in an interview published Wednesday that he dealt with depression related to the COVID-19 quarantines. Bayless, a host on FS1, was critical of Prescott for revealing this information. He acknowledged he was leaving himself open to criticism for his opinion, and he received the criticism from Bryant.

The former Dallas Cowboys receiver had some harsh comments.

“I get on twitter to laugh joke & spit real life s— with people but I’m being very clear with you skip bayless… F— YOU….I pray you never have to face mental illness or anything close to what people face with when they have mental health concerns.. you’ll fold like a b—-,” Bryant said (profanity edited by LBS).

Bayless received widespread criticism for his comments, which is not unusual for him. He embraces the hate and often tries to stoke it with his contrary opinions.

Bryant played in the NFL from 2010-2017 and was teammates with Prescott on the Cowboys for 2016 and 2017.

Dez Bryant signing reportedly ‘not imminent’ after Ravens workout

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Dez Bryant had his workout with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, but a signing is not imminent, according to a report.

Both NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo said Bryant is expected to leave without being signed.

The 32-year-old traveled to Baltimore for the workout with the defending AFC North champions. He had been setting it up for a while after originally reaching out to John Harbaugh after the draft, but it sounds like a deal will not be happening immediately.

Bryant last played in an NFL game in 2017 for the Dallas Cowboys. He signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2018 but suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his first practice, and he did not play last season despite flirting with the idea of doing so.

Bryant had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.

Dez Bryant expected to work out for Ravens on Thursday

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Dez Bryant could be headed for an NFL return.

A report on Monday said that Bryant would be working out for the Baltimore Ravens, which was something the two sides had been discussing.

Later in the evening, NFL Media’s Jane Slater reported that Bryant had arrived in Baltimore on Monday night and that he would undergo two COVID-19 tests. If he passes the tests, he would likely work out on Thursday.

Slater has said that Bryant reached out to Ravens coach John Harbaugh after the draft to plant a seed towards him possibly playing for the team.

Bryant, 32, last played in an NFL game in 2017 for the Dallas Cowboys. He signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2018 but suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his first practice, and he did not play last season despite flirting with the idea of doing so.

Bryant had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. The Ravens have Hollywood Brown, Miles Boykin and Willie Snead set for their top three receiver spots this season.

Dez Bryant will reportedly work out for Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens have been exploring options to potentially add a veteran wide receiver before the start of the season, and Dez Bryant is next up on their list.

Bryant will travel to Baltimore this week to work out with the Ravens, according to Tom Pelissero and Jane Slater of NFL Network.

Bryant has not appeared in an NFL game since 2017, but he has continued to remain in shape and campaign for another shot. He said earlier this offseason that he thinks he would be a perfect fit to return to the Dallas Cowboys. The 31-year-old also worked out with Dak Prescott and boasted about it.

Antonio Brown is another veteran receiver the Ravens have looked at, though he has been suspended for the first eight games of the season. Lamar Jackson has been open about wanting Baltimore to sign Brown, and the reigning NFL MVP would likely welcome the addition of Bryant as well.

Dez Bryant seems to blame Cowboys for not paying Dak Prescott

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Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys were unable to come to a long-term contract agreement prior to Wednesday’s deadline for franchise tagged players, which has led to a lot of finger pointing. Dez Bryant seems to feel that finger should be pointed at Jerry Jones.

Bryant sent a tweet on Wednesday night that appeared to blame the Cowboys for Prescott and the team not reaching an agreement.

The implication from Bryant is that the Cowboys have been able to work out long-term contracts with star quarterbacks like Troy Aikman and Tony Romo in the past, yet they didn’t give Prescott what he wanted. Of course, it’s hard to figure out who’s to “blame” without knowing the details of the negotiations.

Prescott reportedly turned down a deal that would have paid him more than $100 million guaranteed. All indications have been that the Cowboys were willing to make him one of the top two or three highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, though they apparently wanted to sign Prescott to a five-year deal and he wanted four.

Prescott’s brother called out the Cowboys after no agreement was reached on Wednesday, and you can understand the frustration for everyone involved. Earlier in the offseason, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Prescott was going to be the franchise QB in Dallas for years to come. Now, there’s a legitimate possibility he could be a free agent after 2020.

Dez Bryant singles out Jerry Jones, Jason Witten for skipping Texas protests

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Many NFL owners, coaches, and front offices have taken part in protests against racism and injustice as something of a show of solidarity with players. Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys is not one of them.

Jones was one of the more vocal opponents of players who knelt during the national anthem to protest injustice previously, and has been fairly quiet over the last week as protests have spread throughout the country following the death of George Floyd. Former Cowboy Dez Bryant took notice of that, and urged him, his son Stephen, and former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten to take part in what looked like a bit of criticism.

It’s not really clear why Witten is included here, but he and Bryant were teammates for eight seasons, so there may be some behind-the-scenes stuff there.

Bryant has been pretty critical of the Cowboys lately, though this is entirely different to basic football criticism. The ex-receiver seems to want Jones to participate.

Dez Bryant thinks Cowboys ‘out of line’ with quarterback moves

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Dez Bryant is not happy about the Dallas Cowboys’ latest move.

The Cowboys are signing Andy Dalton to a one-year deal to back up Dak Prescott at quarterback. Prescott has been franchise-tagged by Dallas and is still waiting on a long-term contract extension with the team. The lack of an extension for Prescott plus the addition of Dalton has Bryant saying Dallas’ actions are “out of line.”

Here’s the tweet he sent on Saturday night:

The problem with Bryant’s tweet is it’s rooted in suspicion that the Cowboys will not be signing Prescott to an extension. That doesn’t seem to make sense considering both sides have been negotiating a possible deal.

No part of me thinks the Cowboys signed Dalton because they have an intention of him replacing Prescott. They got him because he’s a good backup and he came cheap. The Cowboys took advantage of a good opportunity just like they did so when they drafted this guy.

Dez Bryant shares thoughts on CeeDee Lamb wearing No. 88

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CeeDee Lamb is hoping to carry on the legacy of great wide receivers wearing No. 88 with the Dallas Cowboys, and many have wondered how Dez Bryant will feel about that. We now have our answer.

After word surfaced on Thursday that Lamb will wear No. 88 with the Cowboys, a fan on Twitter asked Bryant how he feels about a rookie wearing his old number. Bryant responded with a message of support for Lamb.

Bryant was in a similar situation to Lamb when the Cowboys drafted him back in 2010, as Dez wore No. 88 after Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. While his tenure in Dallas ended in disappointing fashion, Bryant lived up to the hype for many seasons.

Bryant has campaigned for the Cowboys to bring him back, and he would probably have no issue wearing a new jersey number for another chance to play in the NFL. Though, considering how Lamb came to wear No. 88 in the first place, it’s possible he could be persuaded to give it up.

Dez Bryant boasts about workout with Dak Prescott

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Dez Bryant has made it no secret that he would love to return to the Dallas Cowboys, and he has apparently been working out with the quarterback who would be throwing passes to him if his wish came true.

On Thursday, Bryant proudly revealed on Twitter that he completed a workout session with Dak Prescott. The free agent wide receiver said the two “picked up where we left off.”

Bryant and Prescott played two full seasons together before the Cowboys released Bryant. The two weren’t nearly as productive together as Bryant and Tony Romo were for several seasons earlier in Dez’s career, but the numbers weren’t terrible. Bryant caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Prescott has improved his game since that time, but Bryant is two years removed from playing and coming off a torn Achilles.

While there have been some indications that the Cowboys could be interested in bringing Bryant back, the odds are still stacked against the 31-year-old. Dallas recently signed Amari Cooper to a huge five-year extension, so Bryant would likely have to take a veteran minimum salary to join the team. First, he needs the Cowboys to believe he could actually help them win games.

Dez Bryant feels he would be ‘perfect’ addition to current Cowboys offense

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Dez Bryant has been openly campaigning for the Dallas Cowboys to give him another shot in 2020, and the free agent wide receiver seems like he is not going to let up until Jerry Jones gives him his way.

Bryant attended Wednesday night’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans, and he briefly spoke with Fanatics View about a potential return to the Cowboys. Bryant praised all of the playmakers currently on the Cowboys’ roster and said what he can offer right now would be “perfect” for the team.

“It’d be crazy. It’d be insane,” Bryant said. “I’d make sure I’d do my part as a player, and I’d contribute the best way I know how. … Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? I just feel like what I can do right now would be perfect for what they got going on.”

Bryant seemed convinced that the Cowboys are going to retain both Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, though we highly doubt he has any inside information. Prescott obviously isn’t going anywhere, but Dallas may have to use the franchise tag on him. That would make it more difficult for them to re-sign Cooper, as they would no longer be able to use the tag on the star receiver.

Obviously, Bryant would be a role player rather than a No. 1 receiver no matter which team he joined. Dez had to be encouraged by the thoughts Jones recently shared on the situation, though the odds are still stacked against the 31-year-old.