New England Patriots

Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is once again talking about the New England Patriots.

He’s now being as direct as possible, too.

In the midst of the National Football League’s opening Sunday of the 2018 season, the Dallas Cowboys found themselves just straight-up without an offense. Especially when it came to their attack through the air, which appeared limited at best, as Cole Beasley finished the day as the Cowboys’ top target, with seven catches for 73 yards in a 16-8 loss to the Panthers.

It drove one Cowboys fan to tweet at Bryant, who is still a free agent and appears comfortable waiting until the right opportunity presents itself, by all means asking the 29-year-old to return to Dallas.

Bryant, however, has other ideas for his 2018 team. Ideas that essentially involve No. 88 calling Foxboro home.

Bryant’s ideas of thriving in one-on-one coverage situations within a loaded Patriot offense is why Bill Belichick should have shown an interest in Bryant in the first place, but that was when the Patriots were still going through training camp.

The Patriots still have not brought Bryant in for a workout of any sort despite his public praising of the Patriots, and it appears unlikely that they will, especially after the breakthrough game from Phillip Dorsett on Sunday.

Bryant caught 69 of his 132 targets for 838 yards and six scores a season ago.