Dez hinting at a Big Blue signing?
Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant has already expressed a desire to go up against his former team twice next season, which would mean signing with either the New York Giants, Washington Redskins or the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
It remains to be seen how much interest any of those NFC East squads have in signing Bryant but he is already campaigning for a spot alongside his friend Odell Beckham Jr. in New York. When asked by Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas (H/T NFL.com) about some of his coveted landing spots, Bryant gushed about Big Blue's defense and the possibility of teaming with OBJ, Sterling Shepard, Eli and their potential draft pick, Saquon Barkley.
"The Giants got a helluva defense, they're going to pay OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.], so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] ... the tight end [Evan Engram], [QB Eli] Manning? Crazy. ... They draft [Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick]? That'd be crazy!"
Additionally, Dez shared the following workout video with Beckham Jr just one day after the Giants released veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, fuelling more speculation that he could be joining the Cowboys' division rival.
Since being selected by the Cowboys 24th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 29-year old receiver has spent his entire career in Dallas, including three Pro Bowl seasons. He earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 2014 when he caught a career-best 16 touchdowns. Last season, Bryant caught 69 passes, including six touchdowns, for a grand total of 838 yards and was tied for third in the league in dropped passes.