Two years ago the Tennessee Titans traded for former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. It’s the most recent stop along DeMarco’s journey (he turned down working out for the Saints last week) since he went after the big payday three years ago. After a troubled first season in Philadelphia, he asked to be traded. The Titans came calling, and Murray spent the last couple of years with the team.
Maybe Tennessee could try again to recapture the 2014 Cowboys season, that’s what oddsmakers think anyway. According to our friends at Music City Miracles, the Titans are the current heavy favorite to sign free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Which team will Dez Bryant play for next?
It’s worth noting that MCM has already published a post on why the Titans should not pursue Dez Bryant, so it’s not like Titans fans are supremely in on the idea anyway; however, if Dez were to land in Tennessee it would set up a really emotional night for the Cowboys later this season.
When he left The Star in Frisco following his release conversation with Jerry Jones, Dez Bryant was quoted as saying he’d see the Cowboys twice a year. It doesn’t seem like any NFC East teams have serious interest, but Dallas does play the AFC South this season so Dez would at least get one shot at his former team if he signed with the Titans.
Not only do the Cowboys and Titans square off this season, coincidentally the last time they did was the aforementioned 2014 season, they meet in Dallas. Not only does this mean that Dez Bryant would hypothetically return to AT&T Stadium, but that game is on November 5th which is the one-year anniversary of Tony Romo’s return to call Cowboys/Chiefs and it’s the day that Jason Witten will return to call the game with ESPN on Monday Night Football!
Dez is likely going to end up with a team around training camp. Titans receivers Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews both dealt with injuries during OTAs, and Tennessee signed a veteran receiver akin to Dez Bryant just last season when they brought in Eric Decker (granted the Titans have a new head coach and a different philosophy).
The Titans make a sneaky amount of sense for Dez, for now at least. They are a playoff-caliber team that actually won a playoff game last season, they have a need at the receiver position and players with injury history there, they aren’t opposed to veteran receivers in general, and they visit the Cowboys in 2018 which makes Dez happy.
Dez recently made it be known on Instagram that he wanted to play for the San Francisco 49ers, but the Rolling Stones would tell him that things don’t always work out the way you desire. Tennessee could actually be good for Dez, but time will tell and we’ll have to wait and see.