Jan. 13 (UPI) — Broad receiver Brice Butler says he would have produced greater than Dez Bryant if the Dallas Cowboys gave him the chance final season.
Butler spoke on FS1 Thursday, answering questions on Bryant and his future with the Cowboys.
“100 %,” Butler answered, when requested if he would have been extra productive than Bryant if he had the alternatives.
The San Diego State product was a seventh spherical decide by the Oakland Raiders within the 2013 NFL Draft. He piled up 383 yards and two scores on 30 catches in two seasons with the Raiders, earlier than becoming a member of the Cowboys in 2015. Butler had 12 catches for 258 yards in seven video games throughout his first season in Dallas.
He had 16 grabs for 219 yards and three scores in 16 video games in 2016. This season, Butler had 15 catches for a career-best 317 yards and three scores. Butler by no means recorded greater than 350 receiving yards in a season in three seasons at USC or at San Diego State.
He advised FS1 that his teammates’ salaries performed into his taking part in time this season.
“I believe on this league, when you consider the enterprise side, I believe you have gotta comply with the cash path,” Butler stated. “Each of our starters made cash. There have been occasions final yr had been I am pondering: ‘I am making performs. Aren’t we making an attempt to win? Why am I not on the sector?'”
Bryant, 29, signed a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015 with the Cowboys. Terrance Williams, the Cowboys’ different beginning large receiver, acquired a four-year, $17 million contract final offseason. Bryant has been the Cowboys’ default No. 1 choice for years, however this season he hauled in 69 catches for 838 yards and 6 scores. He failed to succeed in 1,000 receiving yards for the third consecutive season. He additionally averaged a career-worst 12.1 yards per reception.
Butler, 27, led the Cowboys in receiving with 50 yards and a landing in Week 17. He’s a free agent this offseason. Butler stated that he did not know if he can be again with the Cowboys, however there must be some adjustments made.
He advised FS1 that he is not going again to Dallas if he is not a starter in 2018.
The Cowboys entrance workplace admitted earlier this month it was evaluating Bryant’s future with the franchise after his “irritating” season.
“That is one clearly that we’ll be ,” Cowboys govt vice chairman Stephen Jones stated, in response to the workforce web site. “I do know Dez had a irritating yr. It was irritating to him.”