Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said he plans to concentrate on the upcoming season and table contract talks if there's no long-term agreement between him and the team before the beginning of the season.
Dallas starts the season at home Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. Bryant is scheduled to paid $1.78 million this season in the final season of his rookie contract.
“ I don't want to talk about it anymore," Bryant said to ESPN.com. "Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can't be distracted once I'm on the football field.”
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Only a handful of players at Bryant’s position make more than $12 million a season, led by Detroit Lions
’ All-Pro Calvin Johnson
and Arizona Cardinals
receiver Larry Fitzgerald
Bryant caught 93 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, earning his first Pro Bowl berth.
Bryant said he believes that a player should get compensated what he deserves.
"If I'm top five, I'm top five. If I'm top three, I'm top three,” Bryant said. “If I'm top two, I'm top two. It is what it is."
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