Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant with the Cowboys next season

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Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant back with the Cowboys next season, but does he want the receiver back with a $16.5 million cap figure?

“The reason we don’t discuss contract is that it is implies there is an issue with the contract,” Jones said Saturday, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That is not fair to imply that there is anything until we sit down and announce we have done something one way or another. It takes two. It takes him and us to do anything with his contract. I’m going to leave it at that. You have asked me as I sit here do you want him on the team next year, and my answer is yes.”

The Cowboys owner has made no secret of his affection for Bryant. Bryant has made no secret of his desire to play his entire career in Dallas. But the sides likely will have to find a middle ground to continue their relationship.

Jones said the Cowboys will meet with Bryant and his representation in the immediate future, likely before the start of free agency March 14.

“I have had a lot of business with Dez over the years,” Jones said, “and I have been very involved with not only his contract negotiation but in many cases, his other personal business. It’s just not awkward at all to visit. We plan on visiting with him about his business. We are both very comfortable, being very candid. When you have that kind of relationship, and I do with him, then I’m optimistic when I am sitting here this time next year we would have done a real good job on his business.”

Bryant, 29, has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014 and has not had a 100-yard game since November 13, 2016.

23 responses to “Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant with the Cowboys next season

  1. As a Giants fan, me too. Eat up that cap. Love the guy’s competitiveness but he and Dak don’t connect. I don’t blame Dez.

    Elliot makes Dak a way better player. But he’s still young and will get better. Thought he was a 2nd rounder, the DUI screwed him.

  2. Jerry, open your eyes. Philadelphia just won the super bowl because Chip Kelly had the intelligence to get rid of DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy. Talented players, but not winners. Andy Reid just unloaded Marcus Peters because he knows you can’t win with “me” guys. Dez Bryant is a handcuff for Dak Prescott. Prescott and the Cowboys move the ball at will when Bryant isn’t around. Get out of the way and let your son run the darn team.

  3. Jerry should step down if he truly wants the Cowboys to thrive- he is all about himself (and Dez is all about himself)
    signed, an Eagles fan

  4. As a Cowboy fan who suffered through the post Aikman days before Romo came along and proved to be a good QB (don’t care what anybody else’s opinion is) it bothers me to say that Dallas is now suffering post Romo days before the answer comes along and Dak is the problem not Dez. It’s no coincidence his last great season was 2014 which was his last full season with Romo at QB. I don’t care what Dak did for one season in 2016. Quincy Carter turned Dallas around from 3 straight 5-11 seasons in 2003 and wasn’t worth hangin on to and he did it with less talent around him and further removed from any good seasons than Dak who has talent around him and was 2 years removed from Dallas being a top team. I really wish Garrett would let Cooper Rush compete for the starting job with Dak and see what he can do and if he fails to produce fine put Dak back in but Dak’s career is too young, with his most recent season being his worst, to not let somebody else compete with him. I’m sorry but IMO with Dak Dallas has no QB

  5. This is a Very Very young team WITH A #8 RATED DEFENSE! … Dez can be a distraction and he is not worth more then 8 mil per. Besides Jerry Rice how many Super Bowl wining teams fielded a “star receiver”? Moss? Owens? The Fool in N.Y.? dez?
    Maybe juilo jones … the point, is breaking the bank at wr makes ZERO sense.
    Spend wisely … the Patriots have had the blue print for a decade or more YET no one follows it.

    The trenches (both sides) a qb and a couple skill players. Never not EVER a “ME” “look at me” player!

    Dallas is in it, make no mistake haters.

    PS . Cowboys threads get the most clicks for a reason! WE ARE A M E R I C A S TEAM! Bar NONE!

  6. emmitt22bates40 says:
    March 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Dez will finish his career in Dallas, as the best wide receiver ever to be a Cowboy. I believe that fully

    //////////////////////

    You must be 12

  7. calizcowboyz says:
    March 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    This is a Very Very young team WITH A #8 RATED DEFENSE! … Dez can be a distraction and he is not worth more then 8 mil per. Besides Jerry Rice how many Super Bowl wining teams fielded a “star receiver”? Moss? Owens? The Fool in N.Y.? dez?
    Maybe juilo jones … the point, is breaking the bank at wr makes ZERO sense.
    Spend wisely … the Patriots have had the blue print for a decade or more YET no one follows it.
    ************************
    You’re so right. Nobody pays attention to the Patriots. Also, Jerry Rice Joined the 49ers after they had already won 2 super bowls, including their best season ever, 18-1 in 1984. Rice came along after they were already a dynasty. He benefited from Joe, much more than Joe benefitted from him. Joe was just like the Patriots. He was winning with free agent WR’s, and late round picks. Dwight Clark was a 10th round pick.

  8. If Jones was really a football man, like he pretends to be, he would lay the deal down and cut ties if Dez balks.

    Jones is not a football man, he is a football fan. His decision making is that of a fan boy. He really has no business making personnel or contract decisions other than the fact that he owns the team.

  9. Oh, really? Well, here’s a list then for you Santa,

    I want the weather tomorrow to be around 65 degrees Fareneheit, I’d like it to be sunny with a little bit of clouds, and no rain at all.

    I’d also like for an increase in my hourly wage, as well as a new job.

    I’d like for my dog to be with me forever, without any complications.

    I want my parents to be proud of what I end up “doing” with my life.

    Is that too much to ask, Jerry? If all you want is for Dez Bryant to be back with the Dallas Cowboys, than my oh my must your wish list be extremely high.

    I repeat:

    I want the sky to be blue

    I want to be on a beach

    I want to visit Washington State

    I want all of these things,and Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant back on the Cowboys.

  10. Dez better be spending and investing his money carefully. Jerry might be able to carry him for a few more years, but he’ll be a nobody soon enough.

  11. Hate to say it, but the only way the cowboys become winners again is when Jerry kicks the bucket and his son takes over. Jerry is ruining his own franchise with the decisions he makes as a GM.

  12. Eagles fan here, so I shouldn’t give advice…cut Dez and trade for Laundry. The money you save, you can replace him with a younger reciever that actually knows how to catch!! Won’t happen cause Jerry too soft. Just tell your coach to clap and tell Dez, get them next time! Soft!!

  13. Dez is a bum. The thing about it is, when you’re on camera yelling on the sidelines about not getting the ball, you better not drop and fumble the next two passes.

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