The Dallas Cowboys and star wide receiver Dez Bryant have been discussing a potential contract extension for quite some time, and it appears that they are closing in on an agreement.
Both the Cowboys and Bryant have made it clear that they would like to get something done before the regular season rolls around, and both sides know what Bryant is worth. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the two sides get something done before the season kicks off on September 7th.
Both Bryant and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made some comments regarding a potential extension recently.
“I honestly feel like what I do, sooner or later, I’m going to get what I deserve,” Bryant said. “I believe it. That’s why I don’t stress about it. There’s no need to stress about it. It’s coming. I know it’s coming, so no need to worry about it.”
“I wouldn’t refute that. I just wouldn’t,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “I think that’s the best way to respond to that. He’s got a good sense of it. He obviously feels in the right circumstances he wants to get something done. We do, too. That can be good.”
It doesn’t appear that the two sides are going to agree on a contract in the next couple of days, but they have just under two weeks to get something done. Obviously from the quotes above, both sides know that a deal is coming in the near future, and there is no reason to be concerned that it won’t get done.
Bryant, who is due to be paid $1.78 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal, can rest even easier knowing that the Cowboys can’t afford to let him go, because it would practically destroy their aerial attack.
Bryant, 25, had another big season last year for the Cowboys, catching 93 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Tony Romo and Bryant have developed a great chemistry together, and they are going to put up another big year in 2014. The Cowboys know that Bryant is already one of the NFL’s most talented wide receivers, and at just 25 years of age has plenty of room for improvement and many years of great football left in him.
Don’t be surprised to see the two sides come to a contract agreement at some point over the next week and a half. They both want it done prior to the season so there is no reason for mid-season issues, and they both sound confident that something will get done. Expect to see the up-and-coming star hammer out a new deal and get back to being a major threat on the football field.