Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

How the Saints will make Dez Bryant a star again

How the Saints will make Dez Bryant a star again

The Dez Bryant-Dallas Cowboys reunion that many were hoping to see simply never worked out.

Last season was Bryant's best since he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 TDs in 2014, which at the time was his third consecutive season with at least 1,200 yards receiving. "I know he'll help their team".

The Dallas Cowboys did Dez Bryant no favors by cutting him as late as they did, and he lingered available through half a season.

Meanwhile, how the Saints plan to work in Bryant during practices before Sunday's game remains to be seen.

Basically, Cowherd believes New Orleans saw the success Gordon has had since joining New England and decided it was worth rolling the dice on Bryant, another polarizing ex-Pro Bowl wide receiver with both baggage and upside. What makes this move such a disadvantage for anyone playing New Orleans?

Not long after his release from Dallas, Bryant turned down a three-year contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, according to several media outlets.

The Saints are now 7-1 and the top-scoring offense in the NFC.

The Saints also have yet to receive consistent production from Cameron Meredith, a former Chicago receiving leader who was acquired in free agency, but who also is trying to come back from major knee surgery that wiped out his 2017 season. Richard Sherman certainly seems to like the signing for New Orleans.

As for Bryant, one thing he might want to do before his return to Dallas on November 29 is purchase a few extra jerseys, because apparently, a bunch of his old teammates are hoping to trade with him after the game.

"They're getting a great receiver", Elliott said, Pro Football Talk.

"I'm happy for Dez, happy he has an opportunity to go play and finish the right way", Garrett said.

"Each week we'll have different players in different spots, tight ends, running backs, but you're asking a question, I think, based on the other reports, so I'll get to the next question", Saints head coach Sean Payton told beat reporters Wednesday morning, shortly before word leaked of Bryant's imminent signing.

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