Reactions To Dez Bryant’s New Deal

Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones flew to New York to spend five hours on Tuesday night meeting with Roc Nation officials to hammer out Dez Bryant‘s deal, Adam Schefter of tweets. Now, the Cowboys have their star wide receiver locked up for the next five years and they won’t have to worry about him potentially skipping games. Here’s some of the latest fallout on Dez’s new deal..

  • Jerry Jones said he was optimistic at 3am that a deal would get done, Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram tweets.
  • Jones said he took Bryant’s threats of missing camp and regular season games seriously, Todd Archer of tweets. The Cowboys owner added that he knew the wide receiver wasn’t playing around since neither one of them are careless with their words.
  • There are no special stipulations in Dez’s contract to protect the team from off-the-field indiscretions, Jones told reporters, including Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram (on Twitter).
  • Now that the Cowboys and Bryant have reached a five-year deal worth $70MM with $45MM guaranteed, Vaughn McClure of wonders if the Falcons have a better sense of Julio Jones‘ price tag in a long-term extension. Of course, there are many differences between their situations, including timing. Today was the Cowboys’ deadline to get a deal done with Bryant. Meanwhile, the Falcons have roughly a year to go on the shot clock.
  • Bryant is finally being paid what he deserves, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports writes. A strong argument can be made that Bryant enters this season as the NFL’s best wideout, but a holdout of any sort would have thrown a wrench into things.
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  1. Luke Adams

    I think it would make sense for the Falcons to go ahead and lock up Julio Jones to a similar five-year, $70MM deal right now, if Jones were willing to sign it. You have to figure the price tag for top WRs is only going to increase along with the salary cap, and getting something done now would allow both sides to avoid all that franchise-tag drama.

    • Dallas Robinson

      I guess I disagree on that. For a lot of receivers, especially those with an injury history like Jones’, I would be fine using the franchise tag twice.

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