The Dallas Cowboys have the biggest decision of their offseason to make, and they plan on making this decision before the 2018 NFL Draft. Dallas needs to figure out what they will do with wide receiver Dez Bryant. Two years ago, the Cowboys had two major free agents coming up in Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray. They chose to let Murray walk and signed Dez to a giant contract. However, thanks to injuries and a lack of significant quarterback play, Bryant did not deliver numbers in line with what the Cowboys were paying him. Jerry Jones was at the spring meetings in Orlando and said that he was going to meet with Dez about his future with the Cowboys.

Dez Bryant and his worth to the Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys let Anthony Hitchens leave the team rather than overpay for him. When it comes to Dez Bryant, he is currently in the middle of a five-year, $70 million deal. Of that money, $45 million is guaranteed. His 2018 salary is set at $12.5 million with a cap hit of $16.5 million. There is a potential out in the 2019 NFL season.

If the Dallas Cowboys cut Dez Bryant as a post-June 1 designation, they will save the $12.5 million salary hit this season. That is money that they can use to sign their rookies as well as possibly restructure the deal of Zack Martin as well. However, if they get rid of Dez, they will not have a legitimate No. 1 receiver unless they find something in the NFL Draft.

However, Dez Bryant said that he doesn't see himself playing anywhere other than with the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones said that he plans to sit down and talk with Bryant but feels that he anticipates him being a Cowboys player. Jones said that he plans to work with Dez as he does with any other Dallas player.

The Dallas Cowboys receiver corps

The Dallas Cowboys don't have a lot of options as a No. 1 wide receiver if they lose Dez Bryant. Dallas did add two free agent receivers in Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson. They are added to a receiver corps that also includes Terrance Williams, Ryan Switzer and Cole Beasley.

Williams had a chance to step into the starting role when Dez Bryant missed time over the last two years with injuries but failed to step up in the role.

With Brice Butler gone, Cole Beasley will continue to work as the slot receiver while Ryan Switzer will try to improve his role.

Deonte Thompson has split time with the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills since entering the NFL as a free agent in 2012. Allen Hurns will likely take over Butler's spot with the Dallas Cowboys. His best season came in 2015 when he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Jacksonville Jaguars.