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Where would Dez Bryant best fit now that he's free of the Cowboys?

Though there are teams with cap space who could immediately use a player of Dez Bryant's caliber, even if diminished, we've selected teams who provide the fits for winning now.


Kahron Spearman


Here are a handful of teams Dez Bryant could do significant damage on. 

 

Seattle Seahawks

Now that Jimmy Graham has moved on, All-Pro quarterback Russell Wilson lacks the big-bodied receiver for short yardage and red zone targeting. 

 

Their best players at the position, Pro Bowler Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, are smart, quality players,  but lack size against the more massive defensive backs. The need for bulk will be necessary with the Los Angeles Rams building their fast and physical secondary into one of the league's best, at least on paper.

Philadelphia Eagles

Can you have enough big receivers? I don't think so. Sure they have Alshon Jeffrey and second-year player Mack Hollins but have Bryant as your second receiver, or even your slot receiver would put a punishing talent on lesser defensive backs.

 

At this point in his career, Bryant needs an accurate quarterback who can stick the ball into his hands and chest, or with his radius on jump ball situations. 

 

So, of course, the Eagles have Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, should Wentz not be back early in the season. Check and check.

 

Plus, he can play the Cowboys twice, on a (fairly certain) playoff team? Triple check.

This is another opportunity to prove to the world that you still can play some football.

Houston Texans

For one, Bryant won't have to leave the state. Secondly, he would provide size to a receiver corps long on speed and hands obviously and especially with DeAndre Hopkins leading the way.

 

Again, using him as a pseudo-tight end would make the Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson even more explosive, because he would exploit matchups given most defenses with have their best corner travel with Hopkins.

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