Dez Bryant's patience pays off with ideal landing spot

Heather Diaz
November 8, 2018

The Saints will visit the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on November 29. In 2017, his final season in Dallas, Bryant started all 16 games and finished with 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns. "I don't know all the dynamics", Watson said.

Many have called Bryant "washed up" and "old", but his numbers last season with the Dallas Cowboys say otherwise.

Immediately Bryant jumps onto the depth chart as the Saints' second-best receiver behind Michael Thomas, meaning for the first time in his career, Bryant won't be relied on as a No.1 receiver. New Orleans is one of the best teams in the league and he is going to be playing alongside one of the top quarterbacks of all-time.

Not long after his release from Dallas, Bryant turned down a three-year contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens, according to several media outlets.

The contract is only for the rest of this season, which likely includes a playoff run as the Saints have the second best record in the NFC at 7-1. At the same time, New Orleans is without deep threat Ted Ginn Jr., who is now on injured reserve and won't be eligible to return until the final few weeks of the season, if he's ready by then. Veteran Ted Ginn Jr. was placed on injured reserve last month with a knee injury, and Cameron Meredith hasn't panned out as hoped since joining the team as a restricted free agent, with zero targets over the past three games.

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"I'm really happy for him and that opportunity", Garrett said, via USA Today.

"Not at all. Ever since I got here, Dez was nothing but a help for me", Elliott said.

New Orleans also has two games remaining against division rival Carolina (6-2).

"Each week we'll have different players in different spots, tight ends, running backs, but you're asking a question, I think, based on the other reports, so I'll get to the next question", Saints head coach Sean Payton told beat reporters Wednesday morning, shortly before word leaked of Bryant's imminent signing. "He's a guy that has shown he can go up and get the football".

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