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Dez Bryant Says He Won’t Play In The XFL, Wants To Play For The Cowboys

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Wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to make a return to football, but he has no interest in the XFL.

Bryant hasn’t played a snap of football in a game since leaving the Dallas Cowboys. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints, but suffered an achilles injury before ever appearing in a game. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Despite that, he still wants back, and he wants to get on his old team.

“I understand that’s their team, but I feel like they have the right pieces to go to the Super Bowl, and I feel like I can help be a part of that, if possible,” Bryant told Dallas’s FOX 4, according to USA Today.

 

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Is the XFL an option for Bryant? The answer to that was also made crystal clear, and the answer is no. He added, “Nah, not at all. I know I can still play. That’s not an issue for me. I have high confidence in myself. No disrespect to the XFL, I just know I can play in (the NFL), that’s not a question.”

I hate to be the guy to break the news to Bryant, but there’s pretty much no chance the Cowboys are going to take him.

 

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To go even further, there’s no proof of any kind that any NFL team has any interest in the former receiving star.

Honestly, going to the XFL isn’t a terrible idea. Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck would probably write him a substantial check, he’d be one of the biggest stars in the league and he’d get to prove he can still play.

 

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Of all the options on the table, the XFL might be the best one. Don’t rule it out!