Dez Bryant opens up about facing the Cowboys later this season

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Dez Bryant had his first Q&A with reporters in the Bayou after taking part in his initial practice with the team on Thursday.

The recently-signed former Cowboys wide receiver is excited about this new chapter in his life. But he’s also well aware that the football gods were working their trickery.

Not only will Bryant face his former team later this month, he’ll do so in Dallas on Nov. 29. To say that things were contentious after the Cowboys released one of the greatest receivers in franchise history back in March would be an understatement.

Though, Bryant seems to be downplaying it a bit now.

“I am excited to see all the Cowboys fans. I still love those guys,” Bryant told reporters. “And I love my ex-teammates, they’re forever my family. But I’m here on a new chapter. It’s going to be fun, but I’m the opponent now.”

Words are one thing. Action speaks louder. It will certainly be interesting to see how the game goes in Dallas. The Cowboys themselves are 3-5 on the season.

Meanwhile, Bryant’s new Saints team has won seven consecutive after losing its opener. If things continue to trend in this direction, said game will be relatively meaningless for the home team.

Let’s just hope Bryant doesn’t go full Kevin Byard and pull a Terrell Owens. No one needs that drama. Who are we kidding? Yeah, we need it and a whole lot more.