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Even Old Redskins Are Chirping Their Support of Dez Bryant

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13: DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball after an interception against the New York Giants on September 13, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    As the temperature and the deadline hold a heated race into this afternoon, another “expert” is voicing his opinion on the Cowboys’ last-minute negotiations with star receiver Dez Bryant.

    And, yep, we have ourselves yet another narrow-minded genius telling owner Jerry Jones to simply “pay the man.” Not surprisingly, this yammering comes from old foe DeAngelo Hall.

    The former Redskins’ cornerback who played 12 seasons in the NFL weighed in via his Twitter account on Tuesday night, calling Bryant one of the best five receivers he ever covered.

    That’s high praise from Hall. It’s also, of course, really bad business.

    Folks screaming “Pay the Man!” need to remember that, by putting the Franchise Tag on Bryant, Jones is agreeing to pay the receiver $13 million for one season. Is it long-term security? Nope. But I’m still flabbergasted how a one-year, $13 million contract prompts cries of “Pay the Man!” Give me that deal and, I promise, you can consider this man paid.

    Unless, of course, Hall wants to chip in to Dez's contract coffer and put his money where his mouth is?

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.