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Deion Sanders: Cowboys should apologize, bring back Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant remains on the free agent market after the Dallas Cowboys cut him loose in April after eight mostly productive seasons with the team.

Teams evidently have been wary of signing the 29-year-old wide receiver who has seen his production take a significant dip in recent seasons, although Bryant did reject a multiyear offer from the Baltimore Ravens.

Given the apparent lack of interest from NFL teams — at least in accordance with Bryant’s demands — it would seem the receiver’s options are dwindling with training camp on the horizon in late July. With all that in mind, NFL Network’s Deion Sanders believes there is one team that should make a run at Bryant. That team? The Cowboys.

While the notion of Bryant actually returning to the team that spurned him just months ago would seem to be a ludicrous, Sanders believes the Cowboys should simply apologize and bring the wide receiver back into the fold.

Sanders legitimizes this unlikely scenario by mentioning how things have played out for the Cowboys since releasing Bryant, including the retirement of Jason Witten.

“That’s tough in that division, man. Let’s let bygones be bygones,” Sanders said this week on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], as transcribed by SportsDay. “Lets go national. we’re getting ready to go national — make national news. I can feel it coming out of my spirit.

“Let’s just apologize and say, ‘Dez, I’m sorry. I made a mistake. Come on back.’

“You didn’t know Jason Witten was getting ready to [retire]. You didn’t know this knuckle head [Terrance Williams] was getting ready to do what he did [when he] got out of the car and [ran] out of the Lamborghini. Who leaves the scene of a crime with a Lamborghini?

“Let bygones be bygones, bring the dude back and let’s move on.”

Sanders went on downplay the enigmatic receiver’s attitude issues and argued Bryant has plenty left in the tank, adding the receiver “has something to prove.”

So, is a surprising return by Bryant to the Cowboys in the offing? Despite Sanders’ compelling argument, there is no reason to count on it.