Where Will Dez Bryant Play?

It wasn't long ago that Dez Bryant was seen as one of the best receivers in the NFL and when he was released by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year, it would have seemed inconceivable that the former first-round pick in the NFL draft would still be a free agent going into Week 7.

With so much football left to be played in the regular season, here are three destinations Dez could end up at before the campaign is done.

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns were thought to be the favorites to sign Dez back in August as the Oklahoma State graduate visited the team with the view to signing a one-year contract. Unfortunately for the two parties, they could not agree on a deal, therefore, they chose to end their talks. The Browns have made a lot of progress this season, but after losing their star receiver Josh Gordon to the Patriots, they could get even better with Bryant in their team. Browns head coach Hue Jackson is a big fan of the 29-year-old, therefore, don't rule out a deal being struck with the wide receiver to move to Ohio before the year is over.

Dallas Cowboys

Since he was drafted in 2011, Dez has been the Cowboys' star receiver. The three-time Pro Bowler became Dallas' all-time leading touchdown scorer in 2017 and also has many more of the franchise's offensive records. After eight seasons with the team, though, they decided to let go of their star player back in April. It is a big surprise that Dez wasn't replaced by another star receiver before the start of the 2018 campaign.

Dallas did bring in Tavon Austin and Allen Hurns, however, with the greatest respect to those two players, neither add the fear into the opposition like Dez used to in a Cowboys jersey. Bryant remains good friends with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones despite his exit, therefore, a return to Texas isn't out of the question. Dallas have American football odds of +300 to win the NFC East and their hopes of topping their division could be boosted with the return of their former hero.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers lost Jordy Nelson in the offseason, as the wide receiver left Wisconsin after nine years with the franchise to join the Oakland Raiders. Packers still have a lot of quality in their ranks, however, to give themselves the best chance of reaching the offseason and having a shot at the Super Bowl, they may see Bryant as a great addition to give Rodgers another weapon down the field.

Dez was involved in one of the biggest moments of his career in Green Bay in a divisional playoff game there in 2014 as a controversial catch call went against him there. If the catch would have stood, and many even today believe it should have, Dallas would have been at the 1-yard line and just seconds away from scoring a touchdown, which would have given them the lead in the final stages of the game. A move to Wisconsin may just help him put that incident out of his mind for good.

What is for sure, it won't be long before Dez is padded up again in the NFL, as the future Hall of Famer is too good of a player to be sitting out watching.

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