The relationship with Brice Butler and the Dallas Cowboys has been a fruitful one. In his time at Dallas Butler has amassed 73 starts and in the 2017 season he made 15 catches. That being said, his time at Dallas could well be coming to an end.
The reason why? Well, it’s all down to the lack of opportunity, and Butler declared that he would have had a better season than Dez Bryant if he’d have had the same number of targets at 132. Because of this Butler has given the Dallas organization an ultimatum.
He told a local Dallas TV station: “With Dallas, the situation has to be right for me to go back,” adding: “I have to be a starter. If I’m not starting, I’m not going back.”
His numbers this year are as follows. 261 offensive snaps, he came in fourth in Dallas’ wide receivers and quarterback Dak Prescott only targeted Butler an measly 23 time in his 490 attempts.
Butler said: “I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail,” adding: “Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.”
Next season will certainly look different for the Cowboys. Dallas’ coach Derek Dooley has left the team to go to the University of Missouri, for Dez Bryant to stay at the team, he will have to take a pay cut, and by the looks of things, Bryant could be moving on to pastures new.
Bryant had a decent year making 69 catches for 838 yards and chalked up 6 touchdowns for the club. Butler reiterated that he would have amassed better numbers given the same amount of passes that Bryant got.
Asked why? He said: “Because I’m ready. It’s my time,” and added: “I’ve been there for three years. I feel like me and Dak have a really good relationship. We work on routes. There’s times that we might not have completed a square-out throw in practice, and we’re taking that time out in practice to actually work on it. So I think that’s why when you saw us in the game, he tried to come to me, and most of the times we produced.”