Buffalo Bills: 4 reasons they won’t sign Dez Bryant

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3) Bryant will want to be paid well

Make no mistake about it, the financial benefits of releasing Bryant were significant to the Cowboys. He was due to make $25 million over the final two years of his contract.

For 2018 specifically, the 2014 First-team All-Pro was set to make $12.5 million. And by cutting him, the Cowboys now have an extra $8.5 million in cap space.

It was interesting that Jerry Jones did not offer Bryant a pay cut. However, the overriding sentiment was he wouldn’t have accepted one anyway. (We know he said he wouldn’t, late last season.)

In this respect, you imagine the 2008 Consensus All-American will still be looking for a significant salary. And while there will be some teams out there willing to pay him well, will the Bills be one of them?

Buffalo is theoretically in one of the better positions among NFL teams, ranking 11th for top 51 cap space and 10th overall. However, with so many other needs on the team, including the offensive line, it’s tough to justify using so much money on one player, especially when he’s a declining product…