Whenever you consider gamers that suited up for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, legends come to thoughts. Deion Sanders. Terrell Owens. The record goes on.
The newest NFL star to doubtlessly be a part of that record? Former Cowboy Dez Bryant, who spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons both injured/away from the NFL after three Professional Bowl choices and an All-Professional choice in eight seasons in Dallas.
Nevertheless, a current tweet from San Francisco receiver Kendrick Bourne has drawn consideration to a possible return for Bryant.
@49ers @DezBryant 👀👀👀
— Kendrick Bourne Poly (@BournePoly11) June 22, 2020
Sometimes, just a few emojis and a tag isn’t a motive to look into the chances of Dez coming to Santa Clara, California for his return, however the 31-year-old didn’t shrink back from a response to Bourne.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) June 22, 2020
Whereas Bryant did be a part of up with the New Orleans Saints forward of the 2018 season, an harm sidelined the previous Oklahoma State standout earlier than he may ever take a snap. Now, a yr out of the league and 4 years on from his final Professional Bowl choice, would it not make sense for each the 49ers and Dez to hyperlink up?
49ers’ Accidents and Receiver Group
If Bourne and Bryant made jokes on social media just a few weeks again, this might probably be dismissed as a joke. Between receivers Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Bourne and several other different confirmed pass-catchers on the roster, signing Bryant wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
Nevertheless, Samuel’s struggling a jones fracture and and depth WR Richie James Jr. breaking his wrist, it’s now not a far-fetched risk. The 49ers now have a bit extra uncertainty on the place, and Bryant is a participant that not solely may contribute, however is a kind of receiver that the 49ers don’t have in spades.
Bryant’s greatest power all through his profession is well-rounded athleticism, however his arguably best ability is using his 6’2″ body to separate and make catches.
As his pace has decreased, his dominance over corners has as properly, however with unproven, albeit gifted receivers Jalen Hurd and Jauan Jennings being the one choices taller than Bryant, the previous Cowboy’s case is healthier than perhaps some count on.
Terrell Owens Provides His Two Cents
Whereas Bryant might look like a longshot to many Cowboys and 49ers followers, he’s not the one former All-Professional receiver to point out some curiosity in a return. The factor working for Dez? He’s a couple of decade-and-a-half youthful than T.O.
In that case…@49ers…@terrellowens 🤷🏾♂️😎🍿 #NothingToLose #AgeAintNothingButAnumber https://t.co/oA9P4QKoqk
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 22, 2020
Whereas Owens is greater than probably joking, simply the thought of the five-time All-Professional receiver making a return to the league and with certainly one of his former groups is just too sensational to not acknowledge.
T.O. was final on an NFL roster in 2012 on the age of 38, when he was on the Seattle Seahawks however didn’t get to the 53-man roster or play a regular-season snap in his preliminary return.
Whereas Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to be taking part in at a aggressive stage in his mid-40s, the 49ers are months faraway from a Tremendous Bowl look and a 13-Three common season. T.O. and Bryant could be entertaining additions, however it’s laborious to see how they would actually make San Francisco a greater squad.
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Evan Reier is a sportswriter overlaying the San Francisco 49ers for Heavy.com and native sports activities for the Montana Customary in Butte, MT. Attain out to him on Twitter at @evanreier and observe Heavy on 49ers on Fb.