Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is sufficiently passionate about football to yell at people about it. After this football season, he’ll be passionate about getting paid.
It remains to be seen whether he’ll yell at anyone about it.
Bryant’s advisor (not agent but advisor) David Wells tells Michael Silver of NFL Network that Bryant looks forward to signing a long-term deal in the offseason.
Bryant is due to make a base salary of $1.78 million in 2014, the final year of his rookie deal. But the Cowboys currently are more than $30 million over the salary cap in 2014, making it harder to find the money to pay Bryant.
While it won’t be impossible to shuffle money to get the cap situation within line, they’ll need to clear at least $35 million to $40 million in order to sign draft picks and other veterans and extend Bryant’s deal, especially if he’s looking for high-end money.
So even if the Cowboys want to extend Bryant’s deal, it could be difficult if not impossible to do it. And there’s really nothing Bryant can do about it.