Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was recently given the franchise tag, as the Cowboys were unable to work out a long-term contract extension for him.
The Cowboys will pay Bryant $12.823 million for the 2015 season, but he is still looking to ensure that he will stay in Dallas for the next several years.
Bryant revealed that he is considering skipping the 2015 season opener if the Cowboys are unable to reach an agreement with him.
The Cowboys have clearly prioritized Bryant for their future plans, as they let running back DeMarco Murray walk in free agency and sign with the Philadelphia Eagles after securing the rushing title in 2014.
Cowboys owner Stephen Jones promised that the team would work hard to lock him up.
“Now would we like to get a long term deal on him? Of course we would. We’ll work hard to do that and I’m sure we’ll make a push at some point and see if we can make it work,” Jones said to Yahoo! Sports.
Bryant has been the Cowboys’ clear No. 1 receiving option for the past few seasons, as he came up with 88 catches for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
He has reached at least 1,200 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions in his last three seasons since being drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft.