Stephen Jones: We’ll talk about Dez Bryant when it’s time

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Dez Bryant‘s future remains a question mark, though executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys didn’t add receivers Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson to squeeze Bryant out.

The Cowboys have not had any discussions with Bryant’s agent yet, though Jones acknowledged it’s coming. The 29-year-old receiver is scheduled to make $12.5 million in base salary and count $16.5 million against the cap.

The team could ask Bryant to take a pay cut since he has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014 and his last 100-yard game was November 13, 2016.

“We’ll talk about Dez when it’s time,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s not time.”

Hurns and Thompson were signed to increase competition at the position, Jones said, with new receivers coach Sanjay Lal identifying both as good fits for the offense.

9 responses to “Stephen Jones: We’ll talk about Dez Bryant when it’s time

  1. I’m not savvy with how caps work, but since his pay this year will be 12.5 million yet it will cost 16.5 million in cap space this year what would it mean if he took a pay cut? Wouldn’t it still be a lot of cap space?

  2. No Stephen. The problem is you talk too much. Everybody and their cousin knows what your plans are because you ran in front of the first camera and told it. Which means, you have created the public perception that if you don’t get anything done then you failed. And then what.. you cut him??? Nobody will give you a trade because they know you’re really trying negotiate a salary which means they will wait until he is released in order to give him a salary he will be willing to pay for.

    Which means… his camp is willing to test your luck.

  3. I’m not savvy with how caps work, but since his pay this year will be 12.5 million yet it will cost 16.5 million in cap space this year what would it mean if he took a pay cut? Wouldn’t it still be a lot of cap space?

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    Because he also get $4 Million signing bonus. 12.5+ 4= 16.5M

    what they need to do is cut that 12.5 base salary or make some of it incentives. Such as him finally getting 1000 years after over 2 seasons, staying healthy or number of snaps or game played and having a pro bowl caliber season so that he can play hard to earn that money.

  4. AKA they’re drafting Calvin Ridley, and will cut Dez after the draft. Or, they trade for OBJ now, and cut Dez immediately. Eitherway Dez’ time in Dallas is over. Dude can’t get separation to save his life, and commands too much money for his low production.

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