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Dez Bryant sweepstakes are underway — and the odds point him toward a division rival

"I'm a Texas boy all day," Dez Bryant says he wants to stay in the Lone Star State

When asked if he wants to play for the Cowboys next year, Dez Bryant says that's a "dumb question" and insists he wants to stay in Dallas. The wide receiver tells reporters he wouldn't want to take a pay cut, but shuts down any rumors that he want
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When asked if he wants to play for the Cowboys next year, Dez Bryant says that's a "dumb question" and insists he wants to stay in Dallas. The wide receiver tells reporters he wouldn't want to take a pay cut, but shuts down any rumors that he want

The Dallas Cowboys parted ways with Dez Bryant on Friday, and now the wide receiver is the biggest name on the open market.

Plenty of players have taken to social media to encourage Bryant to sign with their respective teams. Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins posted a picture with Bryant in a Texans uniform, something that Bryant retweeted himself.

And now oddsmakers are getting into the game.

The favorite?

None other than the Washington Redskins, the Cowboys' NFC East rival, according to Bookmaker.eu. That website has listed the Redskins at plus-125 followed by the New York Giants (+200) and San Francisco 49ers (+250).

The Dallas Cowboys have dumped star wide receiver Dez Bryant, and Star-Telegram sports guys Mac Engel and Clarence E. Hill Jr. debated America’s Team move in a Facebook Live.

The Redskins and Giants make sense, of course, given that Bryant has already said he'd like to face the Cowboys twice a year.

But USA Today's Mike Jones said that Bryant isn't on the Redskins' "radar right now."

That could change.

The Philadelphia Eagles could be another dark horse candidate. It would fit Bryant's desire to stay within the NFC East, and reunite him with Eagles wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, who coached Bryant at Oklahoma State. But the Eagles didn't make Bookmaker.eu's cut.

The other teams listed include the Texans (+1,500) and the Ravens (+2,000).

Texans players are openly recruiting Bryant. And the Ravens are an interesting team considering their success with receivers who have been in Bryant's similar situation — Derrick Mason, Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace.

The field, meanwhile, is listed at +500.

When asked if he wants to play for the Cowboys next year, Dez Bryant says that's a "dumb question" and insists he wants to stay in Dallas. The wide receiver tells reporters he wouldn't want to take a pay cut, but shuts down any rumors that he want

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