Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is currently scheduled to become a free agent after next season. Obviously, Dallas would like to lock him up long-term sooner rather than later, but given that the team is in salary cap purgatory at the moment, this becomes an exceedingly difficult goal.
"Can't think about that kind of stuff," Bryant told ESPN Dallas this week. "You tend to think about that you will mess up, you just can't think about it."
The Cowboys are projected to be $31 million over the league’s salary cap next year, and they reportedly haven’t yet opened up talks with Bryant. For what it’s worth, Bryant says he is “very” loyal to the Cowboys.
Eugene Parker, Bryant’s agent, added that he expects Dallas to open talks with his client next year. But before they do that, they’re going to have to move a lot of pieces around.
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