Dez Bryant says it would be ‘crazy’ to join Giants
There will be no shortage of suitors for Dez Bryant now that he’s no longer with the Dallas Cowboys. But the wide receiver has hinted at several intriguing options for where he’ll head next, with the latest being the New York Giants.
“The Giants got a helluva defense,” Bryant told 247Sports.com during an interview Monday, via ESPN. “They’re going to pay OBJ [Odell Beckham Jr.], so coming back. Playing with him, Sterling [Shepard] … the tight end [Evan Engram], [Eli] Manning? Crazy. … That’d be crazy.”
The notion of having Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. in the same locker room is rife with potential issues and complications. Would the Giants be able to manage two such oversized personalities at the same time? If so, it would make for a dynamic wide receiving corps, to be sure.
Bryant, upon his release by the Cowboys, made it clear the revenge factor could come into play when determining with which team he will sign. Bryant revealed during an interview with NFL Network last week he would relish the opportunity to play the Cowboys twice a season, saying signing with an NFC East team would be “something that I want” in selecting a team.
“I’m kinda hoping it’s an NFC East team,” Bryant told 247Sports. “If it’s somewhere else, that’s fine. But I’d like to play the Cowboys twice.”
Bryant added in the interview his final decision “won’t be about the money.” That would lead many to believe signing with a Cowboys’ division rival may be Bryant’s ultimate goal.
However, Bryant also revealed other options that would be attractive to him, including the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, among others. That said, it’s so early in the process at this stage it may be quite awhile before Bryant makes his ultimate decision.