Things are about to come ful circle for Dez Bryant this upcoming week.
Two years after saying his release from the Dallas Cowboys was “very personal,” Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant stated he is hype to play his former team on Tuesday for the first time.
“For the most part, it’s water under the bridge,” Bryant said Saturday. “That’s two years. I had time to get myself together. You got to go forward with life because life isn’t going to wait on you. Time waits on no one. I had to get myself together and move forward.”
When asked about playing the Cowboys this week, Bryant had a message for Dallas owner Jerry Jones.
“I’m thankful that (Jerry) drafted me and gave me the opportunity to play for his franchise. I’m a Texas boy, so I grew up a Cowboys fan. I’m thankful for that, but I’m here now. I’m excited to be a Baltimore Raven. I’m looking forward to going up against those guys.”
Bryant and the Cowboys owner have a contentious relationship going back to the day when Jones cut him in 2018. Bryant’s numbers started to dip drastically after the 2014 season, so Jones and the Dallas front office decided it was time to cut their former star to free up cap space.
Bryant famously took to Twitter to let Cowboys fans know that he wanted to stay.
“Cowboy nation I need you to know this wasn’t my decision.. I will always love y’all… forever Dallas in my heart,” Bryant wrote after he was cut.
The receiver signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad back in late October, officially being moved up to the Ravens’ 53-man roster two weeks ago.