Here are the top five things you need to know about the Cowboys deciding to cut Dez Bryant.1. Revenge
This has the potential to be insanely wild.
Bryant told the NFL Network he wants to stay in the NFC East: "It's personal," he said. "I'm just tired of being a scapegoat."
SportsDay special contributor Matt Mosley said he believes Bryant would take less money to play for an NFC East team. Will Dez get that chance? Not at the moment, according to two NFL reporters.
Bryant also started to point fingers at some former teammates, although he didn't name specific people. He just called them the "Garrett guys" in reference to head coach Jason.
In a Friday evening interview with the NFL Network's Jane Slater, Bryant specifically mentioned the team's captains.
"I'll say this right here: I believe that 'Garrett guys' [played a role in my departure]," Bryant said. "I would say that. I believe that. I truly believe it."
Since Garrett became head coach, the Cowboys have usually had five captains, two on offense, two on defense and one on special teams. Garrett added a third defender in 2017, however, he stuck with two on offense.