The Dallas Cowboys officially released Dez Bryant on Friday, after an eight-year stint with the team. He holds a franchise record for 73 touchdowns. Bryant met with owner Jerry Jones, and it was obvious that the outcome of said meeting would either result in Bryant taking a pay cut or his release. Apparently, a pay cut wasn't even given as an option.
On his way out the door (supposedly, because we don't really have any real way of knowing this), Bryant told Cowboys' brass that he'll see them "twice a year," meaning that he wants to play for a divisional rival. Out of the three remaining teams in Dallas' division, the one I'd lean further towards is the Philadelphia Eagles, just because they're stacked already and why not?
There was also some controversy brewing this weekend over whether remaining Cowboys players (most notably, quarterback Dak Prescott) pushed him out. Bryant referred to them as the team captains and "Garrett's guys," meaning Jason Garrett's minions, I assume. While we'll probably never know, Prescott responded to Bryant's release, reiterating that releasing players is "not my decision."
What I'm reading today-