Dez Bryant Makes Surprising Claims About Bill Belichick Amid Cowboys Rumors

Dez Bryant, a former Dallas Cowboys receiver, is skeptical of Bill Belichick's potential return to Dallas for a specific reason.

During the Cowboys' 48-32 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, January 14, social media was humming with speculation that head coach Mike McCarthy will be replaced by former New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

However, Bryant cited one specific reason why he does not believe it would happen: Belichick vetoed the idea of releasing former Cowboys back Ezekiel Elliott before the end of the regular season so that he could return Dallas for the playoffs.

Why did the Patriots not release Ezekiel Elliott during the Cowboys' playoff run? The Patriots were eliminated from playoff contention sooner than almost every other NFL team due to their 4-13 record, the second-worst in the league. 

The practice of releasing veterans from non-contending clubs before the end of the regular season to join a contender is prevalent.

Dalvin Cook, a four-time Pro Bowl back, was one of the most recent examples, when the New York Jets released him before the end of the regular season. 

Cook then signed with the Baltimore Ravens prior to their Week 18 season finale in preparation for the playoffs.

While Bryant's allegation is certainly outlandish, it is worth remembering that Elliott played an important role in the Patriots' offense throughout the season, whereas Cook saw little playing time in his final weeks with the Jets.

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