He'll get the opportunity to play against his former team later this month, as the Saints are scheduled to visit the Cowboys in Week 13.
Dez joins a Saints team that just took down the only undefeated team in the National Football League last weekend, the Los Angeles Rams. Similarly, the team understood that a solid defense could key on Thomas in the postseason and leave them fighting with one hand.
METAIRIE, La. - Dez Bryant is back in the NFL, and he is joining one of the league's top Super Bowl contenders. Running back Alvin Kamara and tight end Benjamin Watson follow Thomas on the receptions list.
The Saints are rolling the dice a bit that Bryant will be a good locker room fit with a team that is on such a good run.
Seeking salary cap relief, the Cowboys released Bryant after last season with two years remaining on the receiver's five-year, $70 million contract.
Bryant was released by the Cowboys during the off-season and vowed to show the franchise that it made a mistake.
Bryant, 30, previously held a featured role with the Cowboys, but that won't be the case in New Orleans.
"The nice thing is we don't play them until December, so we will get an opportunity to see what they are doing with him", Panthers coach Ron Rivera said shortly after hearing about Bryant's agreement with the Saints.
Dez Bryant isn't the same player he once was-the last time we saw him, he was a step slow and still struggling with drops-but that's not a problem right now.
"It'll be exciting to face Dez, especially with him coming to his home here", Elliott said.
"They're getting a great receiver. I think he's going to be a good veteran for that team". "He's definitely a special player and I'm glad he got picked up and I'm glad something worked out for him".
Jaylon Smith, the Cowboys' budding star at linebacker, called dibs on Bryant's jersey after the November 29 contest. I know it's important to him. He wants to finish his career strong.
Bryant's eight year career in Dallas had its fair share of drama, but also some really good production as well.