LeBron salutes Dez Bryant on Twitter after WR scores first TD since 2017

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LeBron salutes Dez Bryant after WR scores first TD since 2017 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Dez Bryant spent three years waiting for his next touchdown catch, but it finally came Sunday as the wide receiver added six points to the Ravens’ total in their 40-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Dallas Cowboys cut Bryant after the 2017 season, putting an abrupt end to his eight-year tenure with the team that drafted him. He signed with the New Orleans Saints the following year but suffered a torn Achilles that prevented him from taking the field for a game. Bryant signed with the Ravens’ practice squad in October and appeared in three games before securing his first touchdown Sunday.

NBA star LeBron James - a noted Cowboys fan who presumably has fond memories of Bryant - posted on Twitter to congratulate Bryant for his comeback.

Bryant quote tweeted James's message, saying, "Thank you king." The 32-year-old has five catches for 39 yards on the season. Baltimore is hoping he can play a role for them as they make a push to return to the playoffs for the third-straight season.