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Tony Romo On Dez Bryant: "He's Not Going To Hurt The Locker Room"

May 01, 2018 - 4:51 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Since his release on April 13th rumors have been flying that former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is bad for the locker room. Bryant himself believes he was let go because he didn't mesh with the so-called "Garrett Guys" in the Cowboys' locker room. However, former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says NFL general managers have nothing to worry about with Bryant.

"There's a ton of teams he could help," Romo said after his U.S. Open qualifying round, via ESPN's Todd Archer. "One thing, I don't know how many teams will do their homework on it, but Dez is a good teammate and I think sometimes that might get lost in the way that the emotional aspect of things. If I was talking to any of the GMs or coaches, I would tell them he's not going to hurt the locker room in any possible way. He's going to come out and he'll be a great teammate when he gets there. I think he'll have a couple options here soon."

Romo spent seven years as Bryant's quarterback in Dallas. During that time Bryant amassed 5825 yards and 59 touchdowns. Since Dak Prescott took over the quarterback job in 2016 Bryant has 1634 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Bryant was set to earn a $12.5 million base salary and had a $16.5 million cap number for 2018. The Cowboys saved $8 million against the cap by releasing him. 

The receiver turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month and hopes to land a one-year prove-it deal for the 2018 season. Bryant is on record saying he would like to play for an NFC East franchise and has had rumors linking him to the Giants. However, the team thus far has been uninterested in signing the 29-year-old wideout.