The announcement of Tyron Smith’s massive contract extension on Wednesday led many to believe that the team might shelf talks with receiver Dez Bryant for the time being, but that’s not the case at all, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.
Jones said recently that getting Bryant a long-term deal is as much of a priority for the Dallas front office as it ever was, and that no one should read anything into the fact that Smith’s deal was done first.
“It wouldn’t have surprised me if Dez would have gotten done first,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’re working hard to do something with Dez. We’re totally committed to make Dez a Cowboy for life as well. Certainly in our plans from Day 1 when we started figuring out our cap this year was to figure out a way to get Dez and Tyron extended.”
Optimism aside, Jones stopped short of venturing a guess as to when Bryant’s big payday would come.
“I don’t guess on when things get done,” Jones said. “I’m positive about it, but I don’t guess when things might get done.”
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