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Cowboys release star receiver Bryant: 'it's personal'

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Bryant shared a few tweets with Cowboys fans about his edge and taking his release "very personal". The news came after Bryant met with Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones, who personally delivered the club's plans to break with the player whom they drafted in 2010 as the 24th overall pick.

It would be out of character for the Packers to add a character like Bryant - especially after tight end Martellus Bennett's signing went wrong a year ago.

"I don't know that you ever get enough of them, but we certainly didn't get the amount that we have to have to change". Bryant isn't the player he once was, falling short of 1,000 yards in three straight seasons while also leading the league in drops in 2017. The Dallas Cowboys are expected to release wide receiver Dez Bryant.

"He will always be a valued member of our family", Jones said in his statement.

"This was not an easy decision".

Bryant's best years are behind him, but if his middle-fingers-in-the-air exit from Dallas is any indication, we're still in store to see his most savage. "We arrived at this crossroad collectively with input from several voices within the organization". We should see Beasley return to the receiver he was in 2016, and I wouldn't be shocked if he gets 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. Bryant was reportedly not offered a pay cut, which he previously said he would've rejected anyway. Alex Smith would be willing to sling it and give Bryant the opportunities to make plays; opportunities Bryant didn't get with Dallas in recent years. He totaled 273 catches for 3,935 yards and 41 scores over the previous three seasons while playing in every game. He caught a touchdown pass over Damarious Randall during the Packers' win in Dallas previous year, and he torched LaDarius Gunter for nine catches, 132 yards and two scores in the back-and-forth playoff game in January 2017.

If the franchise leader in touchdown catches is going to find his 2014 All-Pro form again, it will be with another team. Bryant's highest receiving totals during that span came a year ago when he caught 69 passes for 838 yards.

In a flurry of tweets, Bryant wrote that it "wasn't his decision" and sent his love to Cowboys fans that have supported him over his eight seasons with the franchise.

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