Despite being one of the best WRs in the game, Dez Bryant and the Cowboys could not reach a long-term contract agreement.
The Dallas Cowboys have failed to reach a contract extension with Pro Bowl WR Dez Bryant prior to the start of the season – the alleged deadline Bryant set for any negotiations before the 2015 offseason, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Bryant has insisted all offseason the contract talks weren’t a distraction, but the wideout didn’t want negotiations hanging over his head once games started. The 25-year-old pass-catcher will enter the final year of his rookie contract paying him $1.78 million.
If Bryant does not reach a deal with the Cowboys by the end of the season, he will become a free agent – in which case the Cowboys would either have to franchise tag him or let him walk in free agency.
In 2013, Bryant made the Pro Bowl after finishing in the top 5 in both receiving TDs and total TDs.
Bryant was the 24th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2010 NFL draft.