Dez Bryant 'Unbothered' After Cowboys Release: 'Let's Start the Process'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2018

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Brad Penner)
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Wide receiver Dez Bryant was reportedly released by the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, and he already seems to be looking ahead to the next chapter in his NFL career, as indicated by his tweets:

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer reported Friday the Cowboys plan to cut Bryant barring a change of heart following a meeting with owner Jerry Jones.

By releasing Bryant, the Cowboys will save $8.5 million in salary-cap space, per Spotrac. His reported departure comes three years after he signed a five-year, $70 million deal with Dallas.

The 29-year-old veteran has struggled over the past three seasons after registering at least 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns in each campaign from 2012 through 2014.

He hasn't reached the 1,000-yard mark since 2014, and the three-time Pro Bowler is coming off a disappointing season that saw him make 69 catches for 838 yards and six scores.

Bryant reportedly hinted at signing with an NFC East rival Friday, according to Mickey Spagnola of the team's official website:

If that report is accurate, then the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and New York Giants are all potential landing spots.

Bryant departs Dallas No. 3 in franchise history in receptions (531), No. 5 in receiving yardage (7,459) and No. 1 in receiving touchdowns (73).

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