Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 day ago
Bryant's agents and the Cowboys met Friday to discuss a possible contract extension for the wideout, ESPN.com reports.
Bryant, who has yet to sign his $12.823 million franchise tag tender, missed the bulk of the Cowboys' offseason program, but he was present for the final day of the team's mandatory minicamp on June 18, though he did not practice. In any case, while a deal does not appear imminent, there does appear to be mutual interest on both sides to get something done before the July 15 deadline to do so. The 26-year-old wideout is coming off a stellar 2014 campaign in which he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and a career-high 16 TDs for Dallas.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Though he did not join the team's practice, Bryant made an appearance at the Cowboys' final minicamp session on Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
While Bryant was not in uniform Thursday, he was spotted catching passes with teammates on the sideline. "It's great to have him here," coach Jason Garrett noted. "Dez obviously hasn't signed his franchise deal yet so he's not practicing." As ESPN.com relays, there has been speculation that Bryant -- who Cowboys franchise tagged at a rate of $12.823 million -- could conceivably miss regular season action if he does not have a long-term deal with the team in place before July 15. At first glance, such a scenario would appear unlikely, however, given that such a move would cost the wideout roughly $754,000 per week.
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Bryant is considering skipping the Cowboys' regular season opener unless he reaches agreement on a long-term contract with Dallas by July 15, ESPN reports.
Bryant, who led the NFL with 16 touchdowns last season, has until July 15 to sign a long-term contract with the Cowboys. Otherwise, he'll have to agree to Dallas' $12.823 franchise tag or not play this season. With next month's pivotal deadline approaching, Bryant is not expected to attend next week's three-day minicamp, and is reportedly contemplating not reporting for the regular season opener, even if he signs the franchise tag.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 month ago
Bryant took part in a limited portion of Thursday's OTAs, ESPN.com reports.
Bryant, who hasn't signed his franchise tender, probably won't participate in full until he agrees to a long-term deal, which has to be worked out by July 15. If no agreement is reached by that date, he'll have to play under the one-year, $12.823 million tender, and the Cowboys will risk losing him next offseason. Bryant's participation in OTAs, while only partial, is seemingly indicative of confidence that he'll get his massive contract. With the salary cap rising, and the 26-year-old superstar coming off of three straight seasons of 1,200+ yards and 12+ touchdowns, the Cowboys will likely find a way to make it work.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 1 month ago
As expected, Bryant is not participating in the Cowboys' OTAs, the Dallas Morning News reports.
He has yet to sign his one-year franchise tender while his agent attempts to work out a long-term deal with the Cowboys, so until his name is on a contract Bryant won't be joining his teammates. Devin Street will get extra first-team reps in his absence.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 2 months ago
Bryant was not present as the Cowboys began their voluntary offseason workouts Monday, NFL.com reports.
Bryant's absence from the voluntary workouts isn't surprising, since the wideout still hasn't signed his franchise tag contract. In fact, Bryant and his representatives are still trying to negotiate a long-term deal with the Cowboys. Regardless, Bryant is unsigned and thus not participating in these voluntary conditioning drills.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 4 months ago
Bryant officially received the franchise tag Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports.
Bryant and the Cowboys will now try to iron out a long-term contract. While the situation will certainly grab headlines, there's little question that Bryant will have a star on his helmet in 2015.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 4 months ago1 Comment
Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday that the team has informed Bryant's agent that it will use the franchise tag on the receiver prior to Monday's deadline, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.
While the franchise designation likely won't please Bryant, owner Jerry Jones indicated during the NFL Combine earlier in February that such a move would likely only be a "placeholder" until player and team come to terms on a more lucrative long-term contract. With at least 12 touchdowns, 85 catches, and 1,200 yards while not missing a single game in each of the last three seasons, Bryant has firmly established himself as one of the elite talents at his position, and at age 26, should have a few prime years left in him.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 5 months ago
Bryant won't play in the Pro Bowl this weekend due to a groin injury, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
The decision is just precautionary, and the groin injury shouldn't be an issue for Bryant heading into the 2015 season.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 6 months ago
Bryant caught three passes for 38 yards in Sunday's 26-21 playoff loss to the Packers.
The key play in Sunday's game ended up being a 31-yard fourth quarter completion from QB Tony Romo to Bryant that ended up being reversed. Bryant -- who finished the regular season with 88 catches for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns -- is thus on track to become a free agent this offseason, though we expect that retaining him the star wideout will be a top priority for the Cowboys.