While the Saints did sign Dez Bryant to a contract in November 2018, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has only ever played actual NFL games with the Cowboys. Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS/Sipa USA

Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant has sent numerous tweets over the past several months campaigning for NFL teams to sign him, and that includes trying to convince the Dallas Cowboys to give him another shot. 

Apparently he has taken that pitch directly to his former team.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Bryant has been in contact with Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones and has been “pleading” for a return to Dallas.

Bryant, 31, would probably take any opportunity at this point, but he at least knows the Jones family and has plenty of familiarity with the Cowboys. It seems highly unlikely the Cowboys would bring him back, but it makes sense that Bryant wants to reunite now that Jason Garrett is no longer the head coach in Dallas.

Bryant has not played in an NFL game since he was last with the Cowboys in 2017. He signed with the New Orleans Saints midway through the 2018 season but suffered a torn Achilles in practice and never appeared in a game. 

Bryant worked out with Patrick Mahomes in the Dallas area on Friday and hopes to prove he is healthy enough to contribute for some team in 2020.

If Bryant can’t find a team to sign him as a player this offseason, he has also offered his services to the Cowboys in other ways.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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