When the Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Dez Bryant last week, Bryant insisted that he wanted to stay in the NFC and possibly play his old team twice per year. According to Pro Football Talk, Bryant wants to play for the New York Giants. However, the chance of that happening is low. The NFC teams have not shown a big interest in Bryant. The Buffalo Bills have shown some interest in the eight-year veteran. Can Buffalo convince Bryant to jump ship and join the Afc East?

Bryant has the chance to be a top receiver

The opportunity for Bryant to become the Bills’ number one wide receiver is there for the taking.

Buffalo was last in the league in receiving yards in 2017. Combining all the receiving yards of Zay Jones, Jordan Matthews, Kelvin Benjamin, and Andre Holmes one still falls short of 1,000 yards. With Bryant passing 800 receiving yards last season, as reported by ESPN, he would already be an upgrade over Buffalo’s weak catching core. While the Bills recently signed Jeremy Kerley, a former New York Jets player, Kerley has not hit the 900-yard mark over the span of his seven-year career. Bryant can be the guy to transform Buffalo’s passing game. He can stretch the field more than the wide receivers that Buffalo has right now.

Dak Prescott not firing on all cylinders

Despite some sports analysts thinking that Bryant is not the same receiver that put up three 1200-plus yard seasons, examining the Dallas Cowboys’ situation can shed some light on that perspective.

Bryant’s worst season was when Tony Romo was hurt and missed games. Quarterback Dak Prescott does not have the same chemistry with Bryant as Romo did. Prescott struggled last season and threw 13 interceptions. When Prescott did not have Ezekiel Elliot in the game, the offense suffered. He also misfired on some passes to Bryant.

McCoy cannot do it all

Opposing defenses need a wide receiver that they can fear. Last year, many teams just loaded up the box on Buffalo, which made running back LeSean McCoy’s job harder. With former quarterback Tyrod Taylor being a running quarterback that was often hesitant to throw the ball down the field last season, teams focused most of their energy on stopping McCoy.

The Bills have also lost Eric Wood and Richie Incognito, two guys who blocked well for Shady, to retirement. McCoy has posted on social media that he wants Bryant on the team. With Bryant in the Buffalo mix, a cornerback would have to cover him.

Bryant has had some off-the-field issues and problems getting along with teammates. However, that is something that coach Sean McDermott can work out. The Bills took a chance on Terrell Owens back in the day, and he did not engage in bad behavior.

Give the Bills a chance, Dez Bryant.