Speaking at a charity basketball game yesterday, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant seemed confident that he and his representatives could work out a new deal with Dallas. “It’s business. I am a free agent,” said the impending free agent, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’m very confident that something is going to happen, something is going to get done, and have these Cowboys fans excited for a long time.” Bryant is presumably looking for a deal with a $12-14MM AAV, but he’s also a strong candidate for the franchise tag.
Here’s more from the NFC East:
- Running back Ryan Williams signed a two-year extension with the Cowboys that guaranteed him $240K, but that doesn’t mean he’s a lock for next year’s 53-man roster even if DeMarco Murray leaves via free agency, writes Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Williams was “caught in a numbers game” last year, and the same thing could happen in 2015, adds Archer.
- There’s no room in the Eagles’ front office for Howie Roseman, opines Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. Roseman was technically promoted in Philadelphia’s recent FO shakeup, but he was stripped of his power in personnel matters. Now that Ed Marynowitz has been given more control over personnel decisions, there’s no need for Roseman, and his $1.7MM salary to stick around, per Frank.
- Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com assesses the Eagles’ salary cap situation, and outlines that the club should have the room to keep both LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin. McCoy recently indicated he would not be willing to accept a pay cut, while Maclin, like Kulp, believes Philly can keep both him and Shady.