The Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Dez Bryant Friday. Shortly after the news broke players from other teams reached out to Bryant in an attempt to recruit them to their team. A flurry of tweets from Eagles players highlighted the barrage but another perhaps overlooked team got some attention. The Houston Texans.
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins made sure to grab Bryant’s attention with an edited image portraying Bryant in a Texans jersey.
Newly acquired defensive back Tyrann Matheiu even chimed in.
Mathieu is yet to play a game in a Texans uniform. At this moment in time he is essentially a member of the Texans in name only. To see Matheiu try and make the team better in this manner is a good thing. It shows that he truly feels that he is a part of this team and wants to help make it better if possible.
If Houston were to somehow sign Bryant they would have a formidable group of wide receivers. With Hopkins and Bryant on the outside and Will Fuller V in the slot, it would be quite difficult to stop the Texans passing attack.
While Bryant’s best days are perhaps behind him, it is worth mentioning that he would not have to be a number one receiver in Houston. That role would belong to Hopkins. Instead Bryant would be a great number two receiver opposite of Hopkins. In fact Bryant may draw some attention away from Hopkins resulting in more favorable matchups.
If Bryant were to come to Houston their draft plans would be altered in a way. No longer would finding a receiver higher in the draft be necessary. Instead other areas can be addressed. Such as the offensive line and secondary rather than a receiver.
In his eight year career with the Cowboys Bryant has 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns.