Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is attempting an NFL comeback, and more evidence of that appeared Thursday after he tweeted a picture of himself at a workout with a group of people that included Dallas Cowboys quarterback and ex-teammate Dak Prescott.
Jane Slater of NFL Network offered the following report as well:
"Dak Prescott was throwing to Dez Bryant today," Slater wrote. "The two are working out again on Saturday as both continue their offseason training. One looking for a new long term contract, the other looking for a team."
Bryant, 31, played for Dallas from 2010 to 2017. He did not sign with a team during the 2018 offseason but landed with the New Orleans Saints in November 2018.
However, Bryant never played a game with New Orleans after suffering a torn Achilles during a practice.
Bryant appeared to make significant progress in his rehab in 2019, posting video of himself running on a football field in May.
He also announced his intentions to return to the NFL in a Nov. 6 tweet, noting that he was "feeling good."
Bryant didn't sign with anyone, but another offseason could change that as the three-time Pro Bowler and 2014 All-Pro looks for a new home.
The former Oklahoma State star caught 73 touchdown passes (including a career- and league-high 16 in 2014) in eight seasons. He dominated over a three-year stretch from 2012 to 2014, averaging 91 receptions, 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns during that span.
Injuries hampered Bryant's production from 2015 to 2017 as he missed 10 games.
Bryant appears optimistic about his current workout schedule, tweeting this out regarding him and Prescott on Thursday:
The two were teammates on Dallas in 2016 and 2017. Bryant led the Cowboys in receiving yards per game both seasons.