Will Dez Bryant and/or DeMarco Murray take less money to be a part of a winner?
Executive vice president Stephen Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are hoping so.
In an appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan last Friday, Jones expressed the hope that Bryant and Murray (among others) will accept deals that are structured in a way that will allow them to keep the band together, so to speak, even if that ultimately means sacrificing some money. Both Bryant and Murray are set to become free agents after this season.
“If we’re digging in, what we’re really trying to do is maybe not give everybody what they should deserve, whether it’s Tony Romo, whether it’s Doug Free, whether it’s Dez Bryant, whether it’s DeMarco Murray, because if we want to have the type of team we want to have, everybody has to compromise,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s our job to try to get people to understand that it can be better for them to maybe take a little bit less and win, and that can pay off for them in the long haul.
“It’s certainly not easy, but it’s certainly something we’re accustomed to, and we’ll get through this.”
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