The Eagles will play the Cowboys on Sunday night for the first time since the Cowboys parted ways with Dez Bryant.
But the Eagles will get to see ol' Dez after all.
Dez Bryant's deal with the Saints is for one year, through end of this season, per source. He wanted to prove what he can do and become a free agent again. And he gets to do it for a contender, which also was important to him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2018
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The Eagles play the Saints next week on Nov. 18 in New Orleans.
Bryant just turned 30 a few days ago and certainly isn't the receiver he once was. He hasn't been that guy since 2014 when he finished off his third consecutive 1,200-yard season.
But he's still a decent receiver and will probably be a better second option for Drew Brees than Tre'Quan Smith, who had been their No. 2. And Bryant should help as long as they keep him in line. That might be more doable considering the Saints are arguably the best team in football and have a Hall of Fame quarterback calling the shots.
The Saints play at Cincinnati in just a few days, so it's going to be hard for Bryant to be completely up to speed by then. But against the Eagles at home the following Sunday? You better believe Bryant will be ready for that one.
Remember, even though the Cowboys and Bryant parted ways, he wasn't bad last season. He still caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns. So he might not be the Bryant of old, but he will probably be able to help the Saints.
In his career against the Eagles (13 games), Bryant averaged around five catches and 75 yards per game with one touchdown, more than he's had against any other team in the league.
In Bryant's two games against the Eagles last season, he had 11 catches for 87 yards.
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