Apparently in response to recent reports that the Dallas Cowboys would be hesitant to sign Dez Bryant to a long-term deal due to off-field issues, owner and general manager Jerry Jones declared to reporters on Tuesday that he wants Bryant to be a Cowboy for life.
“What we want to do is have an agreement for the rest of Dez’s career. So that’s what we want,” Jones said. “To me that says a lot about the concern about off-the-field concern if we want him on the Dallas Cowboys for the rest of his career.”
Bryant, who has 56 catches, 793 yards and eight touchdowns on the season, is in the final year of his rookie contract and is primed for a huge payday. He’s drawn praise for his maturation over the past couple of years, went to his first Pro Bowl in 2013 and seems well on his way to another trip this year.
“I’m real impressed with how he’s evolved over the last several years, or we wouldn’t be in serious contract negotiations with him,” Jones said. “So I think all of that is where it really is, and I do look for us to get something done with Dez.”
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