Cowboys will meet with Dez Bryant’s representation “sooner than later”

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The Jones family loves Dez Bryant. They loved Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Tony Romo, too, and had to say good-bye.

Every time executive vice president Stephen Jones talks about Bryant, he seems to be steeling himself and the organization for what could be the end of the wide receiver’s days in Dallas.

On Tuesday, Stephen Jones compared the decision on Bryant’s future with the departures of Aikman, Smith and Irvin.

Well, it’s difficult,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s the hard part about our business. That’s the way Jerry is. The way I am. You do get attached to these men. All amazing people that lay it on the line for the Cowboys, our fans, and no one respects them more than we do.

“When these times come, whether it’s Troy, whether it’s Emmitt, whether it’s Michael, when that time finally gets there it’s a difficult decision. You’ve see the press conferences when Troy retires or Michael retires, it’s a lot of emotion. And not to say Dez is at that point but all these decisions are very difficult, especially with great players who’ve done so much for our organization.”

Jones said the Cowboys have not met with Bryant’s representation, but it’s coming. The Cowboys aren’t likely to pay Bryant a $12.5 million salary with a cap figure of $16.5 million, considering he has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014 and has not had a 100-yard game since November 13, 2016.

“I don’t have a time frame just yet,” Jones said of talks with Bryant’s representation. “Obviously, it’s going to happen sooner than later. . . . We have to continue to work on our end and see where we are going to end up on it.”

Bryant said last week that “everybody that ain’t with Dez Bryant, they can kiss my ass,” with plans to prove doubters wrong. He repeatedly has said he expects to return to Dallas next season, but it likely takes a pay cut for that to happen.

18 responses to “Cowboys will meet with Dez Bryant’s representation “sooner than later”

  1. Here’s hoping Jerrah comes in and ponies up the ridiculous dough to keep this petulant, over the hill, slow receiver with bad hands and worse attitude.
    -every fan of the three other teams in the NFC East

  2. It would not make sense to cut Dez, since if they did cut him, wide receiver becomes their top priority. There would be nobody in free agency that would be better than Dez and chances of drafting a receiver that can just step in and be the #1 guy is slim to none.

  3. “The Jones family loves Dez Bryant. They loved Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Tony Romo, too, and had to say good-bye.”

    No mention of Terrell Owens. Interesting…

  4. Dez is clearly declining but its clear the Cowboys are kind of doing him dirty with all these stories hitting the press.

    Dallas is kind of screwed regardless as they’ve failed to put any competent receivers around Dez and Witten is like 1,000 years old. Great GM they got there!

  5. 2014 was Tony Romo’s last full season in Dallas.

    2014 was Dez Bryant’s last good season in Dallas.


  6. I like the guy but he’s just not performing anymore. He’s making some killer drops like Terrell Owens was doing.

  7. doctorrustbelt says:
    February 28, 2018 at 5:20 am
    2014 was Tony Romo’s last full season in Dallas.
    2014 was Dez Bryant’s last good season in Dallas.
    If getting hurt in 2015 and 2016 is coincidence then yes
    it’s a coincidence.

  8. “If getting hurt in 2015 and 2016 is coincidence then yes
    it’s a coincidence.”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    2014 Tony Romo Statistics:

    3705 yards – 34 td – 9 int
    __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

    2017 Dak Prescott Statistics:

    3324 yards – 22 td – 13 int

  9. as long as the cowboys maintain the current coach/g.m. configuration where jerry gets to run the show, the rest of the nfc east can ignore the cowboys. it like putting water in a frying pan. lots of sizzle and noise but after it stops, nothing left.

  10. shouldn’t be hard to do, since he’s always been a complete a**;

    Bryant has NEVER been half the player he thinks he is, too slow for a true no. 1 WR and too candy-a**ed to go over the middle on key third downs, much less block;

    he’s never gotten over dropping the ball against GB the week after his team was absolutely gifted a playoff game against Detroit after the single worst interference non-call since Mel Blount threw a Houston receiver out of the end zone on the final play of another playoff game–and this after the referees totally ignored his running on the field to argue the call with them;

    the addition of clowns like he and Ray-Ray to the PFHOF is why I’ve never gone and have no desire to (not that Brady and Peyton and Ben are much encouragement);

  11. First off
    Injury affects the player severely more tha the owners, especially financially and PROJECTED gain not obtained can count as loss

    With this said,
    Dez Bryant playing hurt for his team could have cost him his career

    But regression is regression regardless
    T.O. sideline issues didnt keep him out of the HOF so lay off Dez on this too
    Run oriented schemes cost Dez targets and jus like other stats that show teams win when qb’ s throw x amount of passes, rb’ s have x amount of touches, the same apply to receivers

    A cut in targets may have disrupted Dez”s chemistry even tho he agreed to team terms
    The team did this which also disrupted ALL the receivers developments in my opinion
    Simply put,
    Dallas opted out of receiving coach and coaches abandoned the team which speaks volumes

    I hope Dez accepts a pay cut or team friendly restructure in effort to compensate for his failings
    I don’t wanna get cheated out of deserved pay , but nor should I desire to be overpayed
    If Dez leaves then same money would have to be paid for desired production from Dez😜
    So why not adjust pay, give final prove it year for coaching and underproducing personnel alike
    There you have it

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