They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. That appears to be the case between the Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Brice Butler.
Well, Butler announced on Twitter that he is signing a contract to rejoin the Cowboys on Tuesday.
We all knew this move was coming, but now it's all official.
Butler entered free agency this offseason, where he was signed to a two-year contract by the Arizona Cardinals. However, with the emergence of rookie Christian Kirk, Butler was among the team's final roster cuts at the end of training camp.
The Cowboys have a glaring need at wide receiver, despite them winning against the New York Giants in Week 2. So, what better way to address the need then by bringing in a familiar face to their offensive scheme, especially a deep threat like Butler.
Not to mention, Butler was one of Dak Prescott's favorite targets.
Brice Butler: I'm back with the Dallas Cowboyshttps://t.co/BwZyzAXEze— SportsDay Cowboys (@dmn_cowboys) September 18, 2018
In his three seasons with the Cowboys, Butler hauled in 43 of 81 targets for 794 yards and six touchdowns.
Prior to his time in Dallas, Butler was a seventh-round pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft. During his two years in Oakland, Butler caught 73 of 133 passes for 1,177 yards and eight scores. Shortly after his second season, the Raiders traded him to Dallas, and the rest was history.
Life sometimes guides us through crazy adventures, and for Butler, his journey took him to Arizona, only to make a triumphant return to Dallas.