Even though he was the goat of the Cowboys’ disappointing playoff finish, Dez Bryant should be on the roster in 2015.
Dallas Cowboys All-Pro WR Dez Bryant told Dallas media sources that he is confident that he will be brought back in 2015 – either with the franchise tag or a long-term contract.
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Bryant, who led the NFL with 16 receiving TDs in 2014 – setting a career high and a Cowboys franchise record in the process, was named First-Team All-Pr0 and made the Pro Bowl as well.
His contract is up in a few weeks so the Cowboys need to either give him the exclusive franchise tag, a one-year deal worth upwards of $15 million or negotiate a new contract – one that would probably make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL.
“Regardless, I’m a Cowboy,” Bryant told NBCDFW.com.
“But it is what it is. It’s business. I am a free agent. 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. I’m a Cowboy at heart. It’s Cowboys forever.”
But the Cowboys are trapped between a rock and a hard place as they also have to figure out what to do with RB DeMarco Murray, who led the NFL in rushing yards in 2014, tied Marshawn Lynch for most rushing TDs and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year. The Cowboys can only put a franchise tag on one of the two.
The Cowboys will have two weeks to decide which of their two All-Pro players to tag.