The Dallas Cowboys have released WR Dez Bryant. He has been a Cowboy for the past eight seasons after being drafted by the team in 2010 with the 24th pick in the first round. The loss of Bryant currently leaves Allen Hurns as Dallas' top wideout.
Bryant hasn’t played at an elite level since 2014 and given his giant cap hit, it makes sense for both sides to move on. The loss is a blow for Dak Prescott, who was shaping up as one of the best middle-round values at his position. The Cowboys may pick a receiver or two in the draft, but for now, they will move forward with Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, and Deonte Thompson penciled in as their top four receivers. Prescott needs the team to shore up the position soon, or his value will take a big hit. As for Bryant, his fantasy value will depend on his landing spot, but he's unlikely to find as favorable of a situation as he had in Dallas, where he received a ton of targets from a quality quarterback.