On November 8, 2023, the XFL announced that Vegas Vipers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has signed with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, joining the team’s practice squad following a recent workout.
Bryant finished the 2023 XFL season with 14 receptions for 158 yards in eight games played. Bryant caught a season-high four passes for 28 yards against the Arlington Renegades on February 18 and had three receptions for a season-high 43 yards against the DC Defenders on March 12. He also returned two kicks against the San Antonio Brahmas on April 1.
The signing marks a return to the NFL for the Clemson product, who most recently played for the Oakland Raiders in 2018. Bryant was a fourth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 and has recorded 145 receptions for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in 44 total NFL games.