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Arizona Cardinals among favorites to sign Dez Bryant according to one Vegas book

The Arizona Cardinals are among a handful of teams with odds to sign Dez Bryant, but why?

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have played in three preseason games and they have no idea what they have in their receiving corps outside of Larry Fitzgerald.

Their leading receiver in terms of catches is Christian Kirk, with eight for 59 yards.

Their leading receiver in terms of yards is Jalen Tolliver with 74, 48 of which came on one catch in the first game against the LA Chargers.

That is why the when MyBookie weighed in on who the front-runner is to sign Dez Bryant, the Cardinals came back as a team with some of the best odds to sign the free agent receiver.

From MyBookie:

Cleveland Browns 3/1 (+300)

New England Patriots 4/1 (+400)

Jacksonville Jaguars 4/1 (+400)

Seattle Seahawks 5/1 (+500)

Arizona Cardinals 6/1 (+600)

New York Giants 10/1 (+1000)

Tennessee Titans 10/1 (+1000)

Does not play 3/1 (+300)

Field (Any Other Team) 5/1 (+500)

When you look it from a position/fit standpoint, it makes sense that the Cardinals would be tied with Bryant. They have Fitz and not much else in terms of known commodities.

Bryant is not the same player he once was, but he is still a name and a player who can put up numbers.

Now, the other side of the equation is, why would the Cardinals want Bryant? Dallas is in a worse position from a receiver standpoint and didn’t bring Bryant back.

Cleveland allegedly offered Bryant a deal worth less than $5 million, would the Cardinals really want to beat that in terms of price? Is a short term deal in Arizona worth more than Cleveland for Bryant?

While the odds are there, it seems far fetched that Bryant, barring an injury, will end up in the desert.