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Cowboys begin contract talks with Dez Bryant

David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys have opened contract negotiations with rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant.  Bryant was the No. 24 overall pick in April’s draft.  So far, no players selected in the top 32 have signed, and just one of the top 64 is under contract.

The Cowboys typically let players selected around their first-round pick sign before getting serious about making contract offers.  This year, however, Dallas is the first team in the league to report to training camp.
“We won’t have as much to go on,” stated Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones after the conclusion of June minicamps.  “We usually have a lot more contracts to go off of.  That will make it more challenging.”
The Cowboys do have 2009 No. 24 overall pick Peria Jerry’s five-year, $10.35 million contract to use as a jump-off point, though Bryant’s agent, Eugene Parker, may angle for something more along the lines of 2009 No. 22 overall pick Percy Harvin’s five-year, $12.05 million deal.  Like Bryant, Harvin is a wide receiver.
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27 Responses to “Cowboys begin contract talks with Dez Bryant”
  1. Hordak says: Jul 19, 2010 8:09 PM

    Meet him halfway. Give him 11 and change and get him signed. We don’t need him missing any of TC, especially considering how little he played last year.

  2. steely devil hab says: Jul 19, 2010 8:14 PM

    As long as Eugene Parker doesn’t mimic the same negotiating techniques used when he brilliantly guided the Michael Crabtree / 49ers contract negotiations to a holdout.
    Something about where his client ‘should’ have been drafted…as opposed to, you know, reality.

  3. stiller43 says: Jul 19, 2010 8:41 PM

    BUT…is his mother a prostitute?

  4. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Jul 19, 2010 8:42 PM

    Just give him enough money to start a coke habit.

  5. rjgreen3 says: Jul 19, 2010 8:50 PM

    let the circus begin!

  6. Derrick says: Jul 19, 2010 8:51 PM

    who cares!! Bryant is nothing more than a kick and punt returner this year with some sub packages, but not alot, he’s not going to be a main stay of their offense this year anyway, rookie receivers rarely are, and he’s been out of football for almost a year

  7. marvelouss says: Jul 19, 2010 8:54 PM

    rjgreen3 – The circus is in Pittsburgh for the first 4-6 weeks of the season.

  8. roscoe says: Jul 19, 2010 9:01 PM

    But, but…Florio insists he is this year’s Michael Crabtree. Cowboy-hating douche bag.
    “DieHardSkinsFan21 says:
    July 19, 2010 8:42 PM
    Just give him enough money to start a coke habit. ”
    With or without Dez, Cowboys will demolish the ‘Skins twice this season. Funny how ‘Skins fans think McNabb and Shanahan are the answer. Wake up call….McNabb and his Eagles last year, who by the way had a far more talented offense than this years Skins will have, were swept by this same Cowboys team. And this is the same Mike Shanahan who was canned in Denver after his team became notorious for meltdowns.
    ‘Skins will be in the NFC East cellar this season, no doubt about that. Clinton Portis will revert back to his ridiculous post-game costumes just to hide his face from shame. Division will finish as follows:
    1. Dallas
    2. NYG
    3. Philly
    4. Skins

  9. cowboys1 says: Jul 19, 2010 9:02 PM

    wow Derrick, you’re ridiculous. bryant is going to be better than percy harvin and I would say he had a pretty good season as a rookie for his team. Hordak is absolutely right, I would even say give him the 12 mil, get him in there!!

  10. efangule says: Jul 19, 2010 9:08 PM

    Jones “we’ll give you what we gave Irvin.. 1 bag of cocaine a month”
    Dez “What about my mom and dad?”
    Jones “Fine.. your dad can pimp your mom out to the team”
    Dez “DEAL!”
    Way to go snagging this piece of work 1-7boys fans!

  11. jackybadass says: Jul 19, 2010 9:46 PM

    this guy is better than moss+ to combined, the next jerry rice!he will lead the boys to the superbowl!

  12. cowboys1 says: Jul 19, 2010 9:52 PM

    efangule you are a racist piece of crap!!!

  13. danielcp0303 says: Jul 19, 2010 10:20 PM

    Don’t worry about DieHardSkinsFan21, he’s not the brightest guy out there. I’m sure most people realized that when they read his username is DieHardSkinsFan21.

  14. andy reid's belt says: Jul 19, 2010 10:25 PM

    Hey roscoe…couldn’t agree with you more. I was going to respond to die hard skins fan but his post are always so lame, but then you have to consider who his team is. As far as percy harvin is concerned, was it really his headaches or his vagina? Give the punk some Mydol, put his ass out there, or go play in Canada with the rest of the whinners.

  15. steely devil hab says: Jul 19, 2010 11:05 PM

    # marvelouss says: July 19, 2010 8:54 PM
    rjgreen3 – The circus is in Pittsburgh for the first 4-6 weeks of the season.
    ——————————–
    You are correct!
    4 and 0 under Leftwich.
    10 and 2 under Ben.
    Cowboys won their playoff game last year…charity work is done.

  16. efangule says: Jul 19, 2010 11:21 PM

    cowboys1 says “efangule you are a racist piece of crap!!!”

  17. TexasBubba says: Jul 20, 2010 12:33 AM

    efangule
    Bubba’s white underneath his redneck, but agrees with you You are a very foolish Dallas Cowboys hater GET OVER IT!! DALLAS WINS IT ALL AT HOME!!!

  18. meridethtohayes says: Jul 20, 2010 5:36 AM

    I really can’t see how efangule’s first comment was racist.
    But it is obvious that the Cowboys’ success in the past and their potential for this year have him/her flipping out to the point of posting gibberish.
    It’s not like he’s Using Logic or anything…

  19. DonTerrelli says: Jul 20, 2010 6:32 AM

    Cowgirls won’t make playoffs this year and Wade Phillips will be fired.

  20. IndianScalper says: Jul 20, 2010 7:29 AM

    @ Don
    U must be crazy if you think the Cowboys wont make the playoffs!! Not only are they going to make the playoffs, they are going to hosting the Super Bowl in Dallas! Dez Bryant will be signed and in training camp by this Saturday. Jerry is not going to let this be a distraction. How bout them CowBoys!!
    P.S
    Regardless of the outcome of this season Wade Phillips will not be the coach in 2011.

  21. Raiderfankirk says: Jul 20, 2010 8:29 AM

    If his Dad is a pimp, and his mom works for his dad. What is his mom a receptionist? LMFAO

  22. Blackbeard says: Jul 20, 2010 9:05 AM

    The Cowboys were the healthiest team last year by far. They did not put any players on IR after the season started and lost less time by their starters than any other team. The Eagles were beat up and using AFL linebackers by the end of the year, beating them in the regular season and the playoffs was due to attrition on the Eagles part and luck on the Cowboys part. The Cowboys showed how mediocre they really were even at full strength when they played the Vikings the next week.

  23. thats_what_she_said says: Jul 20, 2010 9:55 AM

    @ jackybadass “this guy is better than moss+ to combined, the next jerry rice!he will lead the boys to the superbowl!”
    ummm… hold on there. Not shitting on the talent the Cowboy’s have on their squad – but be easy with those comparisons with a guy who’s never played a professional snap yet.. This is the same sort of logic Eugene would use.
    Still, I’d think the NFC East is yours to lose.

  24. Burgundy&Gold says: Jul 20, 2010 2:19 PM

    Cowboys Fans are the biggest group of front running douche bags in the NFL, PERIOD. Especially those that inhabit the DC Area. I like to think of them as the VD of the DC metro area.

  25. texasPHINSfan says: Jul 20, 2010 2:28 PM

    Parker is his agent?
    Yeah, good luck getting him to camp on time. Parker is a moron and has seriously unreasonable expectations and requests. How this guy gets clients is beyond me – his track record isn’t even that great. OH WAIT, Deion pimps for him

  26. edgy says: Jul 20, 2010 3:20 PM

    texasPHINSfan says:
    Parker is his agent?
    Yeah, good luck getting him to camp on time. Parker is a moron and has seriously unreasonable expectations and requests.
    ******************
    You’ve been drinking too much of the PFT Kool-Aid on Parker.
    From Wikipedia: some of Parker’s clients include:
    * Hines Ward
    * Richard Seymour
    * Walter Jones
    * Emmitt Smith
    * Larry Fitzgerald
    * Derrick Brooks
    * Rod Woodson
    * Aeneas Williams
    * Rex Grossman
    * Devin Hester
    * Cedric Benson
    * Curtis Martin
    * Laveranues Coles
    * Jason Peters
    * James Hardy
    * Greg Jennings
    * Felix Jones
    * Tashard Choice
    * Steven Jackson
    * Tyson Jackson
    * Michael Crabtree
    * Dez Bryant
    Obviously, some of these guys are retired but it says a lot more about a guy that his clients retain him after their active careers are over. Also, contrary to popular opinion, he’s NOT the only agent to have holdouts and Crabtree was more of an aberration than the norm. Remember, a holdout can be 1 day and people will still use that as a black mark against the guy.
    BTW, any agent that doesn’t hold the threat of a holdout over the head of the team is doing his client a disservice because he is holding an unloaded gun when he walks into the room and any client that says that he won’t holdout is emptying the chamber as well.

  27. roscoe says: Jul 21, 2010 8:18 PM

    “Blackbeard says:
    July 20, 2010 9:05 AM
    The Cowboys were the healthiest team last year by far. They did not put any players on IR after the season started and lost less time by their starters than any other team. The Eagles were beat up and using AFL linebackers by the end of the year, beating them in the regular season and the playoffs was due to attrition on the Eagles part and luck on the Cowboys part. The Cowboys showed how mediocre they really were even at full strength when they played the Vikings the next week.”
    Someone still have a soggy diaper over going 0-3 against Dallas last year?
    I don’t call that luck, douchebag. What’s so lucky about a team winning 24-0 and only allowing 7 points a week later? Please explain your logic to me.

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