Even after the Dallas Cowboys released him, Dez Bryant took to Twitter to make it clear to Cowboys Nation that he will “always love” them and that the divorce was not his decision. His Twitter bio used to read “Cowboy for Life.”

Dez really was a Cowboys diehard, and he shared that in a tweet that has since been deleted: Luckily we caught a screen-grab of it. Check below. 

Bryant went three straight seasons without 1,000 yards and was set to count $16.5 million against the cap in 2018. After much internal deliberation, Garrett said the decision was made to part ways with the franchise’s all-time leader in touchdown catches. 

Yesterday Head Coach Jason Garrett had this to say about the Dez departure.  

“Dez Bryant has been a great player for this franchise during his time here,” Garrett said Tuesday at the Albertsons Companies All-Star Gala in which Pat and Emmitt Smith were presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for their charity work. “Certainly a playmaker, a difference-maker. A guy that we all love. Love him as a player, as a person and that will never change.

“It’s a challenging situation. A lot of different factors go into these kinds of decisions and again the guidepost for all of this is: What’s in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys? And that’s why we made this decision. Wish Dez nothing but the best going forward. He’s a special guy. I love him. I will always love him and the impact that he’s made on this franchise has been significant.”

Dez needs to remember, this is just a business. Family is only temporary in the NFL.