Former Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant said he would like to join up with the Arizona Cardinals if the opportunity presented itself.
It’s not clear whether the interest is mutual, but the Cardinals have taken some big swings to load up their roster in free agency.
Last offseason, the team traded for DeAndre Hopkins and earlier this month signed J.J. Watt, and AZCardinals.com’s Kyle Odegard said the team could continue down that path.
“I think that would be dope being next to my boy D Hop [DeAndre Hopkins], [and] Christian Kirk, [and] Kyler Murray,” Bryant said. “I think they have a dope offense. I feel like they got a dope defense. I think they got a dope coach … If I had to choose, yeah, if that opportunity presented itself, I think I would take it.”
The Cardinals’ offense is stacked full of talent and doesn’t necessarily have room for Bryant. ProFootballRumors.com reports that a Larry Fitzgerald retirement could open up a spot for Bryant but, even then, there’d be a drop-off in production.
“No one expected Bryant to leapfrog Marquise Brown in the Ravens’ pecking order, but Bryant was also far behind Miles Boykin and Willie Snead IV on the depth chart,” the article reads. “Fitzgerald had 54 catches, 409 yards, and one touchdown in a relative down year — and he’s about five years older than Bryant.”
Bryant totaled 7,459 receiving yards and 73 touchdowns with the Cowboys, with his best season in 2014. That season he led the league with 16 receiving touchdowns and secured his five-year, $70 million deal in Dallas.
Bryant, who will turn 33 this year, had just six grabs in six games for 47 yards and two touchdowns with the Baltimore Ravens during the 2020 season.
Bryant told TMZ he’d be more than open to re-signing with Dallas and mentioned he loved what the team did with Dak Prescott’s new contract.
“If it was possible, of course, I’d be open to [re-signing with the Cowboys],” he said. “If it was possible.”