That year, he appeared in six games, finishing with 47 yards and two touchdowns.
Two years before that stint, he joined the New Orleans Saints but did not play a game due to a torn Achilles tendon.
However, his downward spiral started in 2015 when he tallied 401 yards and three touchdowns in nine games played.
That level of production is a far cry from the three 1,000-yard campaigns from 2012 to 2014.
But at 33 years old, the former Oklahoma State standout might have a few years left in him.
He might not be the top receiver anymore, but he can contribute to any team.
For that reason, as The Arizona Republic senior sportswriter Bob McManaman shared, the three-time Pro Bowler is making a pitch to an NFC contender.
Former NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant, 33, tells TMZ Sports he wants to sign with the Cardinals:
"Kyler, the coach — I love the swagger over there. I just love the guys, especially DeAndre Hopkins — that's my boy. We real close."
Bryant hasn't played since 2020.
— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) May 1, 2022
Bryant told TMZ Sports that he wants to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
As for his reason, he said, “Kyler, the coach — I love the swagger over there. I just love the guys, especially DeAndre Hopkins — that’s my boy. We real close.”
Do The Cardinals Need Bryant?
Unfortunately, the Cardinals might be one of the last teams that would need another wide receiver.
Yes, Bryant has strong ties with Hopkins, but that relationship alone might not be enough to score Bryant another contract.
First, it’s difficult to go with a player that hasn’t played in three of the last four NFL seasons.
Likewise, Arizona has a stacked receiving corps with Hopkins, A.J. Green, and Rondale Moore.
They’ve also added Marquise Brown via trade with the Baltimore Ravens.
It’s difficult to see who Bryant can unseat from those four names.