Could Dez Have a New Deal by Beginning of Season?

Stephen Jones says it's a possibility

Getting Dez Bryant a new, long-term contract is among the Dallas Cowboys’ top priorities at the moment, and according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, that new deal may be coming relatively soon.

In an interview with 1310-AM The Ticket on Friday, Jones left the door open to the possibility that Bryant could have a new contract before or during this upcoming season.

We’re certainly taking a long look at that,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “As we do with any great player in our organization who’s nearing the end of a contract, we start to look at it and see how we might structure something going forward. I think that’s a possibility, yes.”

Bryant is coming off a career year--93 catches for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns--and his first career Pro Bowl nod, and he won’t turn 26 until November. The Oklahoma State product recently said he and his agent would discuss the idea of giving Dallas a bit of a hometown discount, but he’s made clear that he wants to be paid like one of the game’s top receivers.

“As far as from the receiver standpoint, of course I feel like I’m one of the better receivers in this league,” Bryant said. “When it comes to that contract, I’m going to sit back and wait and see what happens.”

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