Dez Cut

Cowboys Save $16.5 In Cap Space

April 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Dez Bryant has been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Bryant, 29, was projected to make $12.5M next season, but Dallas saves $16.5M in a cap hit had Bryant been on the roster in 2018.  That would have been the third highest wide receiver cap hit in the NFL next season behind Mike Evans and Larry Fitzgerald. 

“This was not an easy decision.  It was made based upon doing what we believe is in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys.  We arrived at this crossroad collectively with input from several voices within the organization.  Ultimately, we determined it was time to go in a new direction,” Cowboy Owner Jerry Jones said in a statement following the move.

The eight year veteran was a first round draft pick by Dallas in 2010 and has played in 113 games for the Cowboys since then.  Bryant finishes his Cowboy career with 531 receptions, 7,459 yards and a franchise record 73 touchdown grabs.

After news of Bryant’s release, he tweeted “Cowboy nation I need you to know this wasn’t my decision.. I will always love y’all…. forever Dallas in my heart.”

The newest Houston Texan, Tyrann Mathieu, chimed in about Dez being a free agent on Twitter.