Cowboys Ex Witten: 'Dez Should Join Packers'; Can Bryant Change His Mind?

Mike Fisher
May 15, 2018 - 9:54 am
Witten And Dez

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FRISCO (105.3 THE FAN)  - Dez Bryant’s former teammate Jason Witten has rapidly remade himself into and ESPN opinion-giver.

“I think he’s going to end up going to the Green Bay Packers,” Witten said in an ESPN podcast.

That is an up-to-date thought, and maybe a good one. But Bryant’s own recent comments about a Packers connection probably have merit, too.

“Nah,” The ex-Dallas Cowboys receiving star told me a few weeks ago when I asked him about playing for the Packers. “It wouldn't seem right. Too much history.”

In a way, it is admirable that Bryant continues to think about Green Bay as the “enemy.” But some realities may need to bend his heart-doing-his-thinking mindset, as he enters his fifth week of unemployment since the Cowboys released him on April 13.

And that’s where Witten comes in.

“I think that’s a great spot for him,” The retired Dallas tight end said. “Aaron Rodgers, he throws that back-shoulder throw so well, and Dez (can have) great chemistry with a good quarterback that can put the ball wherever he wants.”

The Packers’ top pass-catcher right now might be newly-acquired veteran tight and Jimmy Graham. Witten thinks that leaves plenty of room in Green Bay for Bryant to experience success.

“I still think Dez can still high-point the football as good as any other wide receiver in the National Football League,” Witten said. “You partner him up with Jimmy Graham and Aaron Rodgers, and I think that offense can put up a lot of points. I think it’s a win-win for the Packers.”

A way to erase better memories of the January 2015 playoff loss and “Dez Caught It”? Such a move really would make a sort of balanced sense, as long as Dez can wrap his head and his heart around the idea.