The Dallas Cowboys aren’t any closer to signing receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray to long-term extensions, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
Jones insists this doesn’t have anything to do with the team’s desire to hold onto the pair of Pro Bowlers, but rather that the Cowboys’ policy is to generally avoid negotiations during the season.
“I would say that the season is not the time that we ordinarily look at contracts,” Jones said, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “And there is no movement on it.”
Of course, this isn’t surprising.
In Bryant’s case, he publicly stated that he would shelf contract talks if no deal was done by the time the regular season began. And while executive vice president Stephen Jones said earlier this week that the team would do whatever they had to do to keep Murray, he said prior to that that the team would wait until the season ended before opening talks with the 26-year-old back.
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