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Dez Bryant reportedly told the Cowboys he plans to stay in the NFC East

Oh?

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

So ... here’s an interesting thing that popped up after the Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday.

Mickey Spagnola, who writes for the Cowboys’ official team website, reports Bryant told Jerry Jones: “I’ll see [you] guys twice this year.”

This obviously indicates Bryant plans on signing with one of the three other NFC East teams.

Now, it’s quite possible Bryant was caught up in his feelings and said this in anger. He is an emotional guy, after all.

But let’s consider for a second if Bryant actually meant what he reportedly said. Would the Eagles actually have interest in signing Bryant?

I doubt it.

It is worth noting that the Eagles employ Bryant’s college wide receivers coach, Gunter Brewer, after hiring him this offseason. But it’s also worth noting the Eagles have a mere $1.8 million in cap space. Bryant is going to be out of their price range even if they did want him. And besides, there’s really no need to add another expensive veteran to the mix of Alshon Jeffery, Mike Wallace, Nelson Agholor, and Mack Hollins. (Picking a young, cheap receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft is a different story for the Birds.)

Now, it’s fun to fantasize about Bryant signing a cheap deal with the Eagles and regaining form just in time to torture the Cowboys. Especially after these reports about Dak Prescott being a driving force behind Dallas dropping Dez:

But that’s just a fantasy.

If Bryant does end up staying in the NFC East, it could be with the Washington Redskins or the New York Giants. In that case, the Eagles will still be seeing him twice a year, which is good news if he continues to be washed up.

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