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Dez Bryant is feeling more comfortable

As rookie receiver Dez Bryant spends more time practicing with his future teammates, the first-round pick finds himself feeling better about his situation.

Every day gets
easier and easier
,” Bryant said Monday, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News.  “I feel comfortable.  I get
along with the guys very well.”

Bryant and the rest of the players heard from Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, who thinks that the team can fulfill Jerry Jones’ dream of playing in the championship game Cowboys Stadium will be hosting in February.  “One thing he said
that stood out was he said put away your personal agenda and focus on
the big agenda, and that’s the Super Bowl,” Bryant said.

In a couple of months, one of Bryant’s most significant “personal agendas” will be front and center, for himself and for the team.  His agent, Eugene Parker, will be negotiating a contract, a year after Parker presided over an extended holdout from receiver Michael Crabtree.  Parker and Crabtree wanted to leapfrog the receiver drafted three spots higher, Darrius Heyward-Bey; this time around, Parker’s client was picked two spots after the first wideout, Demaryius Thomas.  Amid the cascade of superlatives from team officials and other players, Parker surely will be trying to blow out the curve once again.

The fact that Jones and company know they’ll need Bryant in order to maximize their chances of getting to the Super Bowl likely will serve only to prompt Parker to push for even more money.

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23 Responses to “Dez Bryant is feeling more comfortable”
  1. GirthyOne says: May 25, 2010 7:46 AM

    Dez will feel very comfortable sitting at home on the couch, as his moron agent, Parker, ruins the first year of his career. Maybe this time, he can argue that he has overall number 1 pick talent.

  2. Popeye says: May 25, 2010 7:48 AM

    he is getting 4 years and 22 million with only 7 of it guranteed. I have seen Jerry’s 1st proposal

  3. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: May 25, 2010 7:56 AM

    if coach jones really wanted to 1. get to 2. win the big one while having the game at jerry world he
    should have made a qb change. you will never win the big one with a proven choke artist.

  4. jwill007 says: May 25, 2010 8:07 AM

    Smuck Parker! Bryant get ya popcorn ready! FROM THE COUCH!

  5. Bill In DC says: May 25, 2010 8:11 AM

    True, but the Crabtree situation was a good bit different than Bryant’s. Bey was picked at #7 and Crabtree was j#10. Anybody with an IQ above single digits (except the Raiders apparently) knew that Crabtree was a much better WR than Bey and the difference in money between the 7th pick and the 10th pick is substantial. Not so much the difference between 22 and 24.
    There was only one WR taken ahead of him and that 2 spots, so what’s Parker going to do say ‘ Bryant should be paid more than Thomas because he ‘should’ have been picked in the top 10.’? In the bottom picks of the 1st round (20-32) the money is pretty much slotted. Parker can ask all he wants, getting it is another thing and I doubt he has Bryant hold out over $200K or so. That would be senseless. I don’t see Bryant holding out at all, he hasn’t seemed anything like the Diva that Crabtree was behaving like last year. He’s a good kid and wants to play, he knows that a holdout will prevent him from getting on the field (look at how much Crabtree played last season) as much.
    Good job at trying to create a controversy where none exists tho.

  6. Bun McSticky says: May 25, 2010 8:14 AM

    This guy is going to be high drama. Skittish like a colt. High maintenance. Ego-driven. Just like the owner.

  7. Duck Fallas says: May 25, 2010 8:39 AM

    Maybe Parker will hold him out so he can go directly to Canton without playing.

  8. rjs says: May 25, 2010 8:46 AM

    Great points by Bill in DC. You’d think Florio would know that kinda stuff, not that anyone would ever accuse him of knowing what the hell he’s talking about.

  9. Jackson says: May 25, 2010 8:59 AM

    I also agree with Bill in DC. Florio should hire you

  10. goboys82 says: May 25, 2010 9:00 AM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    May 25, 2010 7:56 AM
    if coach jones really wanted to 1. get to 2. win the big one while having the game at jerry world he
    should have made a qb change. you will never win the big one with a proven choke artist.
    Lol must be a bitter eagles or skins fan….

  11. goboys82 says: May 25, 2010 9:02 AM

    I don’t believe Dez will try the holdout like Crabtree. Let’s try and remember Crabtree didn’t want to play for San Fran, which was the main reason for the hold out. Dez wants to be in Dallas.

  12. Staubach says: May 25, 2010 9:13 AM

    The Crabtree situation is different, as BillinDC commented. In addition, the Cowboys’ situation is different than the 49ers. The 49ers needed a #1 (or at least a #2) wideout to start almost immediately, putting the pressure on the team to make a deal. In this case, the Cowboys have all the leverage because they don’t really need or expect Dez to play a major role right away.

  13. sdffa11 says: May 25, 2010 9:40 AM

    parker would be an idiot to try another holdout after caving into the niners last year.
    “getting picked” and “should get picked” are 2 different things

  14. mikellie says: May 25, 2010 10:33 AM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    May 25, 2010 7:56 AM
    if coach jones really wanted to 1. get to 2. win the big one while having the game at jerry world he
    should have made a qb change. you will never win the big one with a proven choke artist.
    Yeah, your right, choke artist. Idiot!
    Passing Yards
    1. Matt Schaub HOU 4770
    2. Peyton Manning IND 4500
    3. Tony Romo DAL 4483

  15. 9to19 says: May 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    You’re not keeping up with this very well! Jerry said a few days after the draft that the Cowboys told Eugene Parker before taking Dez that they would absolutely not pay him anything but what he was slotted to get wherever he is taken. Dez has wanted to be a Cowboy his entire life. The deal will be done long before the season starts.
    —————————————
    “The fact that Jones and company know they’ll need Bryant in order to maximize their chances of getting to the Super Bowl likely will serve only to prompt Parker to push for even more money.”

  16. overkil2 says: May 25, 2010 11:05 AM

    “mikellie says:
    May 25, 2010 10:33 AM
    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    May 25, 2010 7:56 AM
    if coach jones really wanted to 1. get to 2. win the big one while having the game at jerry world he
    should have made a qb change. you will never win the big one with a proven choke artist.
    Yeah, your right, choke artist. Idiot!
    Passing Yards
    1. Matt Schaub HOU 4770
    2. Peyton Manning IND 4500
    3. Tony Romo DAL 4483

    Actually, you are the idiot here. Throwing for 4483 yards means nothing when you can’t produce in the big game. Peyton Manning was the king of the choke artists until he finally led his team to a Superbowl and he’s had tons of stats.
    Romo will always be labeled a choke artist until he take Dallas to a SB. It’s not a bad thing since you can’t be a choke artist if the expectations aren’t there. He just has to get over that hump.

  17. edgy1957 says: May 25, 2010 11:19 AM

    GirthyOne says:
    Dez will feel very comfortable sitting at home on the couch, as his moron agent, Parker, ruins the
    **********************
    You do realize that despite holding out, his client passed by the other guy in ONE week and he had 6 games under his belt and only 4 catches. Yeah, I think that they had a point…

  18. edgy1957 says: May 25, 2010 11:41 AM

    9to19 says:
    “The fact that Jones and company know they’ll need Bryant in order to maximize their chances
    ********************
    Dez Bryant could break hs legs and Dallas would still have the fire power at WR. If Roy Williams actually does push himself into maximizing his potential then you’ve got Miles Austin and Wlliams to man #1 and #2 and possibly Crayton and Ogletree in the slot.
    Two years ago when they got Williams, I was against it because I thought that it took away from Crayton and that it was hurting the growth of their younger receivers like Austin and Hurd. Even without Williams, I felt that the Cowboys had its most talented group of receivers since the days of Pearson and Hill and I still believe that.

  19. NinerNation says: May 25, 2010 12:55 PM

    Bryant won’t hold out. Eugene Parker gained nothing in his holdout with Crabtree last year. In fact, they added a 6th year to the deal, and now the only way Crabtree can make a ton of money, in his first contract, is if he makes the pro-bowl pretty much every year.
    It was a bad deal for Crabtree, and Parker doesn’t have the balls to try something like that again…that, and Bryant wasn’t drafted 10th overall…it’d be incredibly stupid to try and ‘bust the slot’ when it’d only gain him a couple hundred grand.

  20. Pilot says: May 25, 2010 2:44 PM

    Cowboys will get it done they ain’t cheap and they know what kind of talent he is!!!!!

  21. edgy1957 says: May 25, 2010 2:51 PM

    NinerNation says:
    Bryant won’t hold out. Eugene Parker gained nothing in his holdout with Crabtree last year. In
    ***************************
    1. It cost them an extra year but he got $8 mil more in guaranteed money.
    2. This is the most important part of this conversation: Parker is NOT the one bound to the 49ers for 6 years. Whether Crabtree gets out of his contract or not, Parker has already gotten his 3% and it’s time to move on to the next client (or do you think that he eats, drinks, sleeps and shits Crabtree 24/7).
    3. His contract is for $32 mil and he can make up to $40 mil BUT if he hits his incentrives, he’s not going to see that last $8 mil because he’ll void out.
    Last year, without a training camp, he caught 48 passes (a 70 catch season for 16 games) and I would expect him to get closer to 75-90 with a full training camp under his belt and with Goodell’s plan giving guys an even bigger excuse to skip the game, he’s got a pretty good chance of making it to the Pro Bowl.

  22. edgy1957 says: May 25, 2010 4:25 PM

    One other thing I forgot to mention: Eugene Parker has had several of his clients hold out and it hasn’t stopped him yet.

  23. NinerNation says: May 25, 2010 6:38 PM

    Show me the article that states the holdout gained him an additional 8 mil in guaranteed money. Everything I read said that it was basically the same contract with an added year, and harder to reach incentives.

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