Dez Joins Ravens: 'I’m Thankful; I Can’t Stop Crying!'

Mike Fisher

FRISCO - Ever since his April 2018 release from his beloved Dallas Cowboys, and then the ensuing season-ending injury sustained after a two-day stint in New Orleans, Dez Bryant has been searching for the right place and the right time.

Today. In Baltimore. ... Maybe both.

"My emotions (are) running high right now,'' Bryant tweeted on Tuesday morning as the deal was about to go official. "I’m thankful ... I can’t stop crying!''

"You know it!'' Bryant told in late August about his plan to eventually land with the Ravens. He attended a workout then, and, his trainer David Robinson told us, visited again a week ago. On Tuesday the transaction became official.

Bryant will reportedly begin on the Baltimore practice squad and move up from there.

Robinson predicted Bryant would "kill this workout'' and obviously the Ravens did come away impressed.

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Bryant, a Pro Bowler during his Dallas days, has visited before with the Ravens about hooking up. In his preparation to return to football, he's conducted workout sessions with old Cowboys teammates like Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, and fellow East Texas hero Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs.

After he signed a one-year deal in New Orleans in November 2018, he tore his Achilles tendon two days later. He's made it clear in conversations with us that now, as he's about to turn 32 in November, he's prepared to play a supplemental role for a Super Bowl contender. 

The Ravens could use the help. The Ravens are contenders. Today is Dez' day.

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