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Jones: Cowboys “committed” to keeping Dez Bryant “for life”

Stephen Jones AP

Tyron Smith might not be the only young Cowboys star cashing in.

Team vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys were “working hard” to get a long-term deal for wide receiver Dez Bryant done next.

We’re totally committed to make Dez a Cowboy for life,” Jones said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Our plans from Day 1, . . . figure a way to get Dez and Tyron extended.”

The 23-year-old left tackle signed an eight-year extension which will keep him with the team through the 2023 season.

Bryant, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and will make $1.78 million this year, but Jones wasn’t going to speculate on when anything might happen.

“I don’t guess on when things get done,” he said.

The only certainty is that when it happens, it will be big. Although getting Smith done now allows them the possibility of using the franchise tag, giving them a bit of starting-point leverage.

 

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37 Responses to “Jones: Cowboys “committed” to keeping Dez Bryant “for life””
  1. dethsupport says: Jul 30, 2014 6:47 PM

    Bob Blahblah.

  2. ericn42000 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:55 PM

    No WR has scored more Tds in the last 2 years than Dez. All these haters can hate all they want, they are just jealous he’s not on their team!!!! #keephatin

  3. nfl4days says: Jul 30, 2014 6:58 PM

    Don’t see them keeping demarco and dez. Especially after seeing tyron smiths contract.

  4. braceyourselffor12 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:58 PM

    Poor Dez.

  5. barsfordays says: Jul 30, 2014 6:59 PM

    Dez is a good WR but who knows how he’ll be after getting a ton of guaranted money. Could stop playing and fade away like many have before him. Laurent Robinson would know.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 30, 2014 7:03 PM

    I think Dez may have a huge season in 2014. Likely to benefit from new play caller and Romo should have time to throw.

  7. roylp says: Jul 30, 2014 7:10 PM

    Ha I can’t wait to see how much Dez gets paid.

  8. khmerson562 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:17 PM

    As a cowboys fan I think Dez is the best wr in the game.

  9. dreece13 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:29 PM

    Dez is worth paying top dollar. Not more than Megatron, but damn close to it.

  10. calvinthegreat81 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:30 PM

    Dez is a very talented WR, but let’s be real here- Megatron is not only the best wideout in the game right now and has been for years now, but is the best to EVER play the position. Good luck to Dez going forward but he’s no Megatron so don’t try and compare. It’s not fair to Dez…

    Go Lions! Btw, how bout that 4th qtr comeback last year?! Best game I’ve ever been too!

  11. largent80100 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:40 PM

    Larry Fitzgerald-esque contract coming.

  12. hawkwind8 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:41 PM

    You know I have heard some folks say that the Boys defense could be in some trouble this year. That is just plain silly!! The other day I was watching a replay of last years Boys/Broncos game on NFL Network. The Boys had these three absolutely amazing defensive players out there running around making plays all over the field. They turned in at LEAST 75% of the defensive plays made and only allowed the Broncos to score 52 points!! Ware, Hatcher and Lee. Signed a Redskins fan– See ya this fall!

  13. kehav1 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:41 PM

    Dez is a very good player….but his character issues keep him down…i think he is as good as megatron in a couple of years…cowgirls should keep him for the long run..
    – eagles fan

  14. stercuilus65 says: Jul 30, 2014 7:48 PM

    As soon as Dez gets the big extension he is going to implode.

  15. dabears2485 says: Jul 30, 2014 8:00 PM

    Nice poker face, Jerry. Not a good way to begin negotiations. I’d ask for the moon and then some if I were Bryant.

  16. guachosporlife says: Jul 30, 2014 8:03 PM

    The building blocks are falling into place.

  17. dccowboy says: Jul 30, 2014 8:10 PM

    Smith was under contract through 2015 so I don’t see how his signing impacts the Cowboys ability to use the franchise tag on Dez next year one way or the other. They would not have had to use it on Smith next year either way.

    I suspect they will resign Dez and use the franchise tag on Murray. Franchise money for RBs is cheap.

    calvinthegreat — I believe Jerry Rice would disagree.

  18. turtlehut says: Jul 30, 2014 8:25 PM

    As NOT a Cowboy fan all I can say is good and I hope Dez eats all their salary cap for years to come.

  19. jackn2482 says: Jul 30, 2014 8:27 PM

    This is why Dallas will always suck. They talk about keepin players for life.

  20. maurysline says: Jul 30, 2014 8:55 PM

    Dez is is about as good as they come talent wise. Unfortunately he seems to have a 5 cent head at times. All that nonsense on the sidelines and quitting on plays when he is either not involved or shut out early. Guy has got all the skills in the world but he is a full blown head case.

  21. texansdan says: Jul 30, 2014 9:04 PM

    I can only imagine he said this while tenting his fingers and laughing an evil laugh.

  22. kev86 says: Jul 30, 2014 9:36 PM

    Nice pension plan for Dez. Paid vacations, etc….not bad.

  23. eaglesfan036 says: Jul 30, 2014 9:54 PM

    Between Dez and Romo Cowboys will have no money to spend on defense

  24. 88xfactor says: Jul 30, 2014 10:08 PM

    Megatron, Megatron he is a great receiver. But being that big doesn’t hurt either. If he wasn’t 8′ tall he’d just be average. But Dez is something special when he gets that ball in his hands. Every time he touches the ball, he could score. And like the man said.no receiver has caught more TD’s in the last two years than Dez Bryant.

  25. drs12522 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:27 PM

    Why does that sound like a threat? Dez would like to win at some point in his career.

  26. angryredbird says: Jul 30, 2014 11:28 PM

    The guy got dumped on leading up to, during and after the draft. All he’s done since then is produce while being a model corporate citizen. He deserves whatever deal they give him.

  27. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 30, 2014 11:29 PM

    That statement really helps their negotiating position.

  28. gavriloprincip33 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:47 PM

    Smith and Bryant deserve and will get their contracts so I have no problem with either. The bigger issue is who the QB will be in a year or two when Romo is broken and retires…

    Not trying to be a hater but Romo is 34 and coming off of surgery so his future is hardly as certain as the LT and WR getting paid for “life”…

  29. officialgame says: Jul 30, 2014 11:50 PM

    I thought the headline said Jones is going to be committed..
    Oh well, I can dream, can’t I.

  30. blackcatnfl says: Jul 31, 2014 12:19 AM

    Jones admits he secretly is playing to murder Dez Bryant.

  31. calvinthegreat82 says: Jul 31, 2014 12:21 AM

    My Twin brother is off his meds, don’t pay attention to his crazy rants. Dez could be better than Calvin one day and he’s not far….Calvin is good but not even close to the best of all time…Fact.

    Lions are not even an average team, they’re a garbage 3rd place at best team and that’s a fact!

  32. tinbender2000 says: Jul 31, 2014 12:49 AM

    If Jerrah and his son aren’t committed they should be…..

  33. Big Blue On You says: Jul 31, 2014 1:12 AM

    I really want to see Dez have a blow-out year. Break the leagues records for TDs, Receptions, YAC and make League MVP. What a wonderful year that would be.

    Being as though there is no ‘D’ in Allas, the ‘boys will still loose. And all of these accomplishments will only guarantee that this egomaniac demands the highest pay for a receiver ever, and depletes the Cowpokes cap-space for the next decade and a half. Either that, or Dez walks to the highest bidder. Beautiful…

    Come on Dez; work a little harder, concentrate better on that next catch. Go Dez Go…

  34. cowboys8819 says: Jul 31, 2014 1:26 AM

    I guess Brady is a head case too. He throws fits on the sidelines more than anybody. It’s called passion nothing else. Also people go look at Dez and Calvin through first 50 games of careers. You will be surprised what the numbers say! #throwuptheX

  35. schlippsguysnightout says: Jul 31, 2014 1:40 AM

    “Our plans from Day 1, . . . figure a way to get Dez and Tyron extended, . . . then go 8-8.”

  36. theheyseed says: Jul 31, 2014 2:21 AM

    Good to see that Jerrah has a son that will continue to run the team just like he has.
    Big question… Who will clean his eye glasses?

  37. revelation123 says: Jul 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    But when it comes to winning a Super Bowl, Jerrah wouldn’t mind either way unless it cut into his profits.

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