Meanwhile, how the Saints plan to work in Bryant during practices before Sunday's game remains to be seen.
Bryant now enhances what was already a very risky Saints offense, giving them one of the NFL's best red zone weapons since he came into the league in 2010. "That has nothing to do with how the other guys are playing".
Basically, Cowherd believes New Orleans saw the success Gordon has had since joining New England and decided it was worth rolling the dice on Bryant, another polarizing ex-Pro Bowl wide receiver with both baggage and upside. Last season, the 30-year-old caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys.
"Each week we'll have different players in different spots, tight ends, running backs, but you're asking a question, I think, based on the other reports, so I'll get to the next question", Saints head coach Sean Payton told beat reporters Wednesday morning, shortly before word leaked of Bryant's imminent signing. The Saints are scheduled to play the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium in primetime on Thursday night, November 29th in a Week 13 matchup.More news: Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms
"Dez is a great player".
"I'm really happy for him and that opportunity", Garrett said, via USA Today. "I also don't know what's transpired with him personally since that situation. I don't know all the dynamics", Watson said.
Heading into Week 10, the Saints are second in the league in scoring at 34.9 points per game, eighth in third-down conversion percentage at 44.5% and sixth in red-zone scoring percentage (touchdowns) at 71.0%.
The Saints' most pressing need is for a slot receiver. We have yet to mention Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram or the league's best offensive line, which now resides in New Orleans. Last season, he notched 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns in his eighth National Football League year, all with the Cowboys. Bryant worked out for the Saints along with Brandon Marshall and Kamara Aiken earlier in the week but left New Orleans without a contract.