The Dallas Cowboys and star wide receiver Dez Bryant have been engaged in contract talks for multiple weeks. Bryant wants security as well as getting paid and rightfully so, as he has clearly evolved into one of the best, if not the best wide receiver in the National Football League.
It has been reported by Jeffrey Kahn, that Shan Shariff of 105.3 the fan, the Cowboys flagship radio station, that the Cowboys and Bryant are closing in a new long-term deal. Shariff indicated on air, that the Cowboys and Bryant’s new deal could be announced as early as the end of this week. It appears that an announcement will now be made reguarding a new long-term deal for Bryant after the holiday weekend.
Shariff is not the only one to report on the Cowboys and Bryant nearing an agreement as Mike Fisher has also told Fox Sports‘ saying “Sources tell me [Bryant’s] wait is almost over, the two sides having moved to such a negotiating comfort level that there is discussion about announcing a done deal following the July 4 weekend”.
It has been rumored that the new deal for Bryant would be a seven year deal worth over $100 million with $45 million guaranteed. This type of contract would put Bryant in a class with the highest paid players not only at the wide receiver position but as one of the the highest paid players in the entire NFL.
This is fantastic news for Cowboys fans to hear, as Bryant had threatened to sit out the teams first game of the season, a home opener against the New York Giants on September 13th, if the Cowboys and Bryant could not reach an agreement on a new long-term deal.
Bryant recently tweeted “Everybody voicing opinions..13 mil is cool but Where is my security? I’ll wait …5 years without complaining..So how am I selfish? #family1”.
Bryant wants security and the Cowboys should give him that. Since entering the league back in 2010 no one has finished with more touchdowns than Bryant, as he has recorded 56 career receiving touchdowns. Last year he led the NFL in touchdowns scoring 16 times and he is increasing his overall numbers every year.
A new deal with Bryant is at the top of the Cowboys to do list. The Cowboys know how crucial Bryant is for their chances of winning a Superbowl and they have made it clear that they want to work out a long-term deal with their star receiver.
The Cowboys have until July 15th to sign Bryant to a new contract. If the Cowboys cannot reach a new agreement with Bryant by the 15th, he will have to play this season under the franchise tag. It appears, according to the latest reports, that we are going to see a new deal announced very soon for Bryant, keeping him in a Cowboys uniform for many years to come.
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