Dez Bryant changes agents

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Receiver Dez Bryant, who has made any many headlines off the field as on it in recent years, made plenty of headlines during the final year of his college career for lying about his relationship with Deion Sanders, whom some believed was trying to funnel Bryant to agent Eugene Parker.

Bryant was suspended for much of his final season at Oklahoma State, Sanders denied any wrongdoing, and Bryant ultimately hired Parker.

Bryant has now made a change in his representation.  Per a league source, Bryant has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus.

The timing could be an indication that Bryant hopes to get a new contract.  Under the prior CBA, new players could renegotiate their rookie contracts after two NFL seasons.  (The minimum waiting period is now three years.)  Bryant is close to finishing his second NFL campaign.

Rosenhaus negotiated two contracts between the Cowboys and their last mega-high-profile receiver, Terrell Owens.

When it comes to budgeting for wideouts, the Cowboys will have to decide how to find a way to keep Laurent Robinson, who has become a touchdown machine while operating on a one-year veteran deal.  If Bryant is indeed looking for a new contract, the Cowboys could have a hard time keeping Robinson while simultaneously keeping Bryant happy.

24 responses to “Dez Bryant changes agents

  1. The Cowboys and Rosenhaus have a great working relationship. Bryant’s not prone to holding out as shown by how he handled his initial contract negotiation. Robinson won’t be hard to keep. He can either stay and flourish with Romo or get back to languishing with the likes of Matt Ryan. Meanwhile Romo will make somebody else look like a touchdown machine.

  2. If I were Jerry, I’d be looking to pay him less, not more. He’s the fourth best receiver on the team, behind Robinson, Austin and Witten… on the rare occasions he’s healthy enough to actually stop yapping and play. TO at least walked the walk, every snap every week.

  3. Dez hasn’t proved he can run the correct routes or even learn the playbook, let alone staying healthy..if he thinks he’s getting a new deal after two years, he’s dreaming, Robinson has proven more in less than one season than Dez has in two…

  4. Wow i recall all the negative comments on this site by the writers and bloggers all is forgotten I guess, just like not one talking head especially that douche at pro football weekly or Mike Mayock with his Gabbert is the better QB come out and say they were wrong. I guess Jon Gruden knows a little of what he speaks.

  5. Gee!!! I never saw this coming … NOT!!!

    I listened to Drew talk to Joe Rose about Dez Bryant a lot during the 2010 Draft on WQAM and he spoke highly of him. That’s when I knew this could be match made in hell!!!

    Now, like every other Rosenhaus client he will be deprived of proper professional advice thus act like a diva and lose out on the maximum earning potential that Tom Condon’s clients will ALWAYS get!!!

    Rosenhaus is overrated because client quantity is nothing!!! Contractual quality is!!! Hell, Condon is so good he got Jamarcus Russell $3 million to not play in 2010!!! Not joking!!!

  6. howley1 says:
    Dec 26, 2011 7:16 PM
    The Cowboys and Rosenhaus have a great working relationship. Bryant’s not prone to holding out as shown by how he handled his initial contract negotiation. Robinson won’t be hard to keep. He can either stay and flourish with Romo or get back to languishing with the likes of Matt Ryan. Meanwhile Romo will make somebody else look like a touchdown machine.

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    Yeah, because laurent robinson played with matt ryan for 6 games (during ryan’s rookie year) and started 0 after sitting out training camp with an injury. Definitely Matt Ryan’s fault.

  7. He should change his play BEFORE he changes agents … Dez doesn’t have a whole lot going for him right now to justify a renegotiated contract OR contract extension.

  8. Looks like all that talk about him maturing was exaggerated. Obviously he is going to demand a new contract. He really has no leverage with Laurent Robinson in the mix should he start sitting out next year

  9. Funny how no one is ripping Bree’s for being a crybaby about his contract, yet rip Dez Bryant to shreds for simply changing agents. Hmmmm. Why is that? We already know the answer. Dez is black.

  10. Dec 26, 2011 9:56 PM
    Funny how no one is ripping Bree’s for being a crybaby about his contract, yet rip Dez Bryant to shreds for simply changing agents. Hmmmm. Why is that? We already know the answer. Dez is black.

    Or maybe it is because Bree’s has fully ultitilized his talent!

    Notable awards

    Outback Bowl MVP
    Alamo Bowl MVP
    Big Ten Football MVP (2000)
    Maxwell Award (2000)
    NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2004)
    NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008)
    MVP (Super Bowl XLIV) (2010)

    Your assumptions are made from a weak position.

  11. “briang123 says:
    Dec 26, 2011 9:56 PM
    Funny how no one is ripping Bree’s for being a crybaby about his contract, yet rip Dez Bryant to shreds for simply changing agents. Hmmmm. Why is that? We already know the answer. Dez is black.”

    Dez Bryant has no business being mentioned in the same sentence with Drew Brees…

  12. The fact that something like this is even a headline is reason why the Cowboys are going nowhere fast. Headlines about star receivers should be about catches, yards, TDs, etc…not about changing agents.

    And, along the same lines, the fact that the other Cowboys headlines revolve around your owner telling your coach what to do with his personnel only adds to the point above…

  13. Just proves that if you’re an ahole you want an even bigger ahole as your agent. Rosenhaus and the supremes. D-dag

  14. Cuz he’s black???? No every one is riping him cuz he’s an ahole who is overrated just like his qb. Get over the color of your skin idiot! Character is everything and bryant is just another diva wr that rosenhaus can rip off. He ruined t.o.’s chances of a big contract with the eagles because he got inside t.o’s big ego. Pez Bryant will be asking for money he isn’t worth before u know it. Lol cuz he’s black, get over it!

  15. Hilarious. Is anyone alive surprised to see Bryant potentially lining up for an attempted money grab before he’s proven anything in the league beyond having the talent to play at this level? He must need the extra cash to buy some more jewelry. Paying this clown is a losing proposition. He hasn’t been durable, and he doesn’t have anything even remotely resembling a professional work ethic or attitude.

    Talent? Yep, tons. The maturity or desire to do anything with it? Sure doesn’t look that way. And if he ever does reach his potential and start making plays consistently, he’ll be even more unmanageable than TO was. Good luck with that, Dallas. I’d say they’re significantly better off paying Robinson, and telling Dez to stuff it if he does ask for an extension. Let him play out his rookie deal, and prove over the course of it that he can show up (on time!) every day and work like a pro. I know Jerruh loves to throw cash around, but he’s going to get burned on this one if he pays this kid early.

  16. He is just a stupid diva.. If that senile old fool for a owner has any sense left he will shut down even the slightest contract talks until the diva shows he is actually worth a few extra bucks..

    But hey keep acting stupid Dez it’s providing us all with lots of laughs..

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