Cowboys Finally Explain Dez Bryant Release, Offer Three Reasons For Move

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There's been a lot of talk since the Dallas Cowboys chose to release their star wide receiver Dez Bryant.

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As cited by Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that there are "far more" teams unwilling to pay Bryant the league minimum salary than there are teams that would consider signing Bryant for any contract.

The 29-year-old hasn't recorded a 100-yard receiving game since week 10 of the 2016 season, despite featuring in every game in last year.

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Cowboys vice president of player personnel Will McClay was very candid when speaking with ESPN 103.3 FM about the decision to part ways with Bryant earlier this offseason, ahead of the NFL Draft. If most teams aren't even willing to pay Bryant $1 million, why turn down an offer of $7 million? There was inconsistency as well as some huge things in his play.

Wide receiver Dez Bryant remains on the free-agent market after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The wideout reportedly had a three-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens on the table but turned it down as he seeks a large one-year payday that will allow him to hit free agency in 2019. "It's a production-based business". He hasn't had over 1,000 yards receiving or double-digit touchdown receptions since 2014.

At the end of the day, for a variety of on and off field reasons, Bryant's presence on the roster was no longer conducive to the Cowboys goal of winning a championship. Unless he expands his search, it could be a while before Bryant finds a new home for next season.