Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is heading into the final year of his contract and he said this week that he feels he deserves a new deal from the Cowboys as a result of his efforts during his first four seasons.
With 293 catches over his career and 25 touchdown catches while playing every game over the last two seasons, it’s tough to argue with Bryant’s assessment of the situation. That likely explains why it doesn’t sound like the Cowboys are going to try too hard to come up with an argument.
Executive vice president Stephen Jones said that there’s “a real possibility” that the team gets an extension done with Bryant before the end of 2014.
“We’re certainly taking a long look at that,” Jones said during an interview on 1310 The Ticket, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “As we do with any great player in our organization who’s nearing the end of a contract, we start to look at it and see how we might structure something going forward. I think that’s a possibility, yes.”
Figuring out the structure of a deal may be difficult for the Cowboys, especially if they want to extend left tackle Tyron Smith as well under a cap that’s tight at the moment, but it is hard to envision a scenario that ends with Bryant anywhere but Dallas and anything but very well-paid in 2015.