Cowboys sever ties, release Bryant

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Just a simple search on Twitter for "Dez Bryant Vikings" brings up a TON of folks trying to persuade the wide receiver to come to Minnesota.

Dez Bryant's future with the Dallas Cowboys will be up for discussion on Friday when the star wide receiver sits down for a meeting with team owner Jerry Jones.

The move is billed as a cap-saving measure, Bryant has not performed up to the heights he reached earlier in his career.

He finished the 2017 with 69 catches, 838 yards and six touchdowns, but dropped the second-most passes (9) in the NFL.

The 29-year-old was due $12.5 million with a $16.5 million cap hit for the 2018 season.

"Let's start the process", he tweeted.

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"This was not an easy decision", Jones said.

Making Bryant one of the team's highest-paid players while trying to fit him in with Pierre Garçon and Marquise Goodwin, who was given a three-year contract extension this offseason, seems illogical for San Francisco. Whether this shakeup will wakeup Bryant into playing like his 2014 self we may never know however one thing is certain the Cowboys have more flexibility in terms of cap space heading into 2018. If the Washington Redskins can get Bryant for a one year, $8-9 million per year, it would be a steal. "It was made based upon doing what we believe is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys". If they were to select another wide receiver, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan that it would not affect the Bryant situation.

'We arrived at this crossroad collectively with input from several voices within the organization.

And they have what Seattle would likely want - a decent first-round pick, at No. 19 overall, just behind the Seahawks at 18. That means he wants to sign with one of the other three teams in the NFC East. Alex Smith would be willing to sling it and give Bryant the opportunities to make plays; opportunities Bryant didn't get with Dallas in recent years.

Bryant is not expected to be designated a post-June 1 release and becomes an unrestricted free agent. Both of which were very emotional players were consistently fighting over who should be getting more targets and no matter how many times quarterback Carson Palmer would throw their way, it wasn't enough.

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