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NFL: Jerry Jones ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ Dez Bryant Is Back on the Field

by Joe Rutland
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Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he “couldn’t be happier” to see former star receiver Dez Bryant back on an NFL field.

Bryant signed to the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad in October and appeared in two games as a temporary call-up before signing to the active roster last week.

Obviously, his emotions got the best of him as he shared with his fans on Twitter.

Jones, whose 3-8 Cowboys are coming off a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Washington Football Team, says Bryant has an “eternal light of good.”

“If you love a competitor, or if you love somebody that his whole being is about getting to compete,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday morning. “He’s got his teammates’ best interests, great teammate. Dez is an eternal light of positiveness for our game. I couldn’t be happier to see him on the field. Now, I’m going to be a little worried because I do know how that rascal can go up there and get a ball.”

Dez Bryant Loves To ‘Throw Up the X’

One of Bryant’s trademarks in the league is to celebrate a touchdown or important catch with his “Throw Up The X” move.

Cowboys fans are all too familiar with his passion and hustle while on the field.

In addition, he always had a knack for delivering clutch catches in clutch situations.

Here’s a video compilation of Bryant on the field, celebrating, talking to coaches, and getting in opponents’ faces.

Bryant Back In NFL After Being Out Three Years

The last time Bryant played on an NFL field was for the Cowboys in 2017. That year, he had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns that year playing for a prolific Cowboy offense.

While he did sign with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, he never saw the field during a game because he tore his Achilles’ tendon in practices.

During his NFL career, Bryant has been a big-play receiver. He has averaged 14 yards per catch through his eight-year career and was a primary target for former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo. Bryant has over 500 catches in his career in addition to scoring 73 touchdowns.