Dez Bryant, Cowboys Unable To Agree On Contract Extension

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 | 0


This offseason, the Dallas Cowboys and star wide receiver Dez Bryant were working on a contract extension to lock up the polarizing pass catcher for a long period of time.

The two sides were reportedly making progress on a deal, but this morning, news comes from’s Ian Rapoport that Bryant and the Cowboys were unable to reach a deal before the receiver’s self-imposed deadline:

No deal is expected to be reached for Bryant, who is now in his contract year with the Cowboys. Bryant currently makes $1.78 million in the final year of his rookie contract, well under his current market value as one of the best ide receivers in the league.

Bryant is set to put up some absolutely huge numbers in the NFC East this year, as the Cowboys will most likely have to win several shootouts given the fact that their defense could possibly be the worst in the league. That plays into Bryant’s hands, because Bryant will most likely be in prime bargaining position at the end of the year if he performs to his ability.

The Cowboys will place the franchise tag on Bryant to keep his services in Dallas. With quarterback Tony Romo, Bryant is poised to be a Cowboy for a very long time. We just don’t for how long yet.

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