Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant


Sources have released to ESPN that the Dallas Cowboys have informed WR Dez Bryant of his release from the team on Friday.

Bryant and owner Jerry Jones held a brief meeting to discuss his future at The Star in Frisco, where Bryant was told he would be an unrestricted free agent. Sources revealed Bryant was not offered a pay cut and will not be designated a post-June 1 cut.

Bryant took to Twitter shortly after the meeting concluded.

The Cowboys will save $8 million against the cap this season with the move.

After signing that 5-year, $70 million dollar deal in 2015, Bryant had begun to struggle -- failing to record more than 69 catches and 838 yards in a season and missed time in '15 and '16 with injuries.

The All-Pro wide receiver out of Oklahoma State played in 113 games over his eight seasons with the Cowboys, catching 513 passes for 7,459 yards and a franchise-record 73 touchdown receptions.

His yardage total ranks fifth in franchise history behind Jason Witten, Michael Irvin, Tony Hill and Drew Pearson.

Dallas begins its offseason program on Monday.

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