Dallas Cowboys cut Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant was projected to earn $12.5M in 2018 with a $16.5M cap hit which would've been the third-highest cap hit among all NFL WRs.

Kahron Spearman

As anticipated, the Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Dez Bryant on Friday, according to multiple outlets. 


ESPN reported Friday, in tweets, that Dallas planned to part ways with the 29-year-old barring a "change of heart" following a reported meeting with team owner Jerry Jones. NFL Network later reported the Bryant had been released, saying that the fateful meeting was brief.


In the last three season, Bryant hasn't justified his price tag, averaging 678 yards per season with just 17 touchdowns.

We're going to be grinding it out and trying to determine what is in the best interest of our business

Stephen Jones
Executive Vice President, Dallas Cowboys

Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million contract after his spectacular 2014 season where he was a first-team All-Pro selection and caught an NFL-leading 16 touchdowns. In the period from 2012-14, he secured 41 total scores, averaging 1,312 receiving yards per season.


Bryant's lack of value at the position had waned considerably, according to He was projected to earn $12.5M in 2018, with a $16.5M cap hit, which would've been the third-highest cap hit among all NFL WRs.