Dez Bryant gets a big bonus

A disappointing end to Dez Bryant’s season won’t prevent him from collecting on a $1 million bonus.

ESPNDallas.com’s Calvin Watkins reports Bryant earned the money by playing at least 35 percent of the team’s snaps when active and catching over 41 passes on the season.  (Bryant finished with 45 catches for 561 yards.)  By reaching those numbers, Bryant also triggered another bonus that’s worth $1.4 million in 2012.

Bryant figures to improve on those offensive numbers in his second season, especially if Roy Williams is no longer on the team.  Interim head coach Jason Garrett says he can’t imagine not using Bryant on returns as well.

Of course, Garrett has to remain employed by the Cowboys to use on Bryant on returns next year.  Garrett’s off to a good start.

8 responses to “Dez Bryant gets a big bonus

  1. No way in hell i would put him out there for returns.
    Why should he get beat up (or take the risk) when he’s a top level receiver? Your going to take the chance of him getting blow up on special teams any more?
    Dallas Cowtards.

  2. He’s no Devin Hester, but Hester certainly isn’t anywhere close to Bryant’s receiving skills…

  3. Well, it’s some small part of the 20 or 30 million he left on the table for being an idiot prior to the draft.

  4. “No way in hell i would put him out there for returns.
    Why should he get beat up (or take the risk) when he’s a top level receiver? Your going to take the chance of him getting blow up on special teams any more?
    Dallas Cowtards.”

    Really, so you wouldn’t say that a dynamic special teams player could make the difference between a good team and a super bowl team, and that it couldn’t have happened recently? Or that said player could be a better offensive weapon than the teams’ offense?

    Not trying to be rude but he is such a good return man that it is worth the chance of injury to get a big return/points/kicks away from him on every special teams play.

    But I do see your point in that he is a much better wide receiver than Hester ever was, already.

  5. We are the best team in the world. Everyone look at us cowboys! OOOHHH WEEEH we will win every game from now until the cows come home. Mark my words. You herd it hear first.

  6. this guy is a beast and will be for many yrs to come……strong draft, couple of strong FA for some weak areas and this team is back in the run for a SB next yr.

    Mark it down htrs as you all know this team is playing the best football in the league. We are beating the best teams in the league the last couple of weeks.

    Living in the DC area i love all the 4skin soap opera stuff going on again for the 20th yr in a row. another last place finish soon for this joke of an org…they are going to replace the lions as the biggest joke of a team in the league. HAIL SUCKAS!!!

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