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

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.

 

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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”…

  12. 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!

  13. 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…

  14. 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

  15. 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?

  16. 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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