Dez Bryant spent three years waiting for his next touchdown catch, but it finally came Sunday as the wide receiver added six points to the Ravens’ total in their 40-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Dallas Cowboys cut Bryant after the 2017 season, putting an abrupt end to his eight-year tenure with the team that drafted him. He signed with the New Orleans Saints the following year but suffered a torn Achilles that prevented him from taking the field for a game. Bryant signed with the Ravens’ practice squad in October and appeared in three games before securing his first touchdown Sunday.
NBA star LeBron James - a noted Cowboys fan who presumably has fond memories of Bryant - posted on Twitter to congratulate Bryant for his comeback.
Bryant quote tweeted James's message, saying, "Thank you king." The 32-year-old has five catches for 39 yards on the season. Baltimore is hoping he can play a role for them as they make a push to return to the playoffs for the third-straight season.