Jason Garrett Not Concerned “One Bit” About Dez Holdout Talk

Dez Bryant's agent has suggested he's willing to sit out regular season games if he doesn't get a long-term deal

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All the talk coming from Dez Bryant’s camp seems to suggest the Dallas Cowboys should be pretty concerned about their All-Pro receiver’s willingness to sit out regular season games if he doesn’t have a long-term deal in place by the July 15 deadline. But head coach Jason Garrett told reporters flatly this week that he’s not losing any sleep over the matter.  

It doesn’t concern me one bit,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Dez loves football. He has a great passion for the game. He wants to be a great player. He wants our team to be great. He’s been working every day to do that and we’ll take care of the business as we go. We’re focused on the guys who are here right now.”

The Cowboys still have almost a month to get a deal worked out with Bryant, but his agent Tom Condon told SiriusXM NFL Radio this week that there hasn’t been much in the way of communication between the two sides recently.

“We all just focus on what we can control,” Garrett said. “Dez is getting himself ready. He’s in a situation where the business of the NFL is kind of taking precedence right now but he’s working hard on his own away from our building. It’s not a unique situation when you’re a franchise player for guys to do that. He will take care of his business. We will take care of our business.

“Hopefully all this stuff can be worked out sooner rather than later.”

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