Santana Moss: Dez Bryant looking 'thirsty'

Chris Lingebach
September 10, 2018 - 6:18 pm

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Dez Bryant seems to be handling his extended free agency stay by tweeting through it.

On Sunday, he took the time to laugh at how badly the Cowboys offense looked without him, and commented on which teams he's interested in playing for, the Patriots and Redskins among them.

"He's just thirsty, man," Santana Moss told Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan. "He out there reaching."

"I don't blame him," Moss said. "I remember being home in 2015, and I remember guys hitting me up, like, 'Tan, you gonna play this year?' And I'm like, 'Man, I'm just waiting for that right call.'

"And then I remember Wes Welker saying, 'I should be this and that,' and he tweeted something out, and two weeks later he's on a team working out. So someone hit me (up): 'Man. You gotta do this, man.'"

"Look. I'm gonna tell you something. That ain't me," he continued. "I left everything on that field and everything was recorded, so they know what I can do and what I cannot do. I am not fitting to go out there and politic and try to get somebody to raise their eyebrow because of what I said through social media. If you don't have no room for me, then oh well – I'll hang this stuff up.'

"When it comes to a guy like Dez, he should be on someone's team right now," he said. "So I understand where he's coming from. But also I think he handled a lot of that stuff wrong, through the time when they could have easily picked him up through the offseason. You know, don't wait until the last minute."

Moss believes people wrongly attribute Bryant's career decline to his declining ability to create separation. Moss also doesn't see Bryant as a fit for the Redskins right now.

"I don't see room," said Moss. "I think Dez has a lot more in him. I like Dez's game. People were critical on him last year and saying he wasn't separating. I don't think Dez ever was in a point in his career where he just lit up anybody when it comes to separation."

"I do believe that Tony Romo has a lot to do with some of the things he did, because they don't give Tony Romo enough credit for how he threw passes for certain guys and made you open," he said. "Found ways to put the ball back-shoulder, and throw it in the air so you can go up and get those 50-50 balls.

"I think it was just wrong – he had to deal with that quarterback change, and I dealt with a lot of them – but I do think he has a lot more game left in him. But I don't see it right here in Washington. Not right now."

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