Since deadlines prompt motivation, the Cowboys and Dez Bryant just might agree on a long-term contract this summer after all.
I’m confident the star receiver will be in the lineup when the Cowboys open the season against the Giants Sept. 13. But will do it via a one-year contract or one with long-term security?
Bryant has expressed his frustration over the prospects of playing for the franchise-tag, $12.8 million, and last Friday his representatives were attempting to find a resolution.
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According to ESPN, Bryant’s agents were at Valley Ranch and had their first face-to-face meeting with the Cowboys since February.
If the two sides don’t reach an agreement by July 15, Bryant will be forced to play the season under the terms of the franchise tag and wouldn’t be allowed to continue negotiations again until after the season.
Obviously the Cowboys and Bryant would be better suited if a long-term deal is reached. The face-to-face talks are a step in the right direction.
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.