Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant met Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension for Bryant, reports

Bryant said earlier this week if he doesn’t get a deal by the season opener Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers that he will table the discussions until after the season. 

Bryant, who will make $1.78 million in base salary this season, says he is one of the league’s top receivers and he caught 93 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, earning his first Pro Bowl berth.

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The team also has the option of waiting until the end of the season and slapping the franchise tag on Bryant. This season, the wide receiver's franchise tag number was $12.312 million. 

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The two also spoke briefly in the locker room after Saturday’s preseason game about the prospect of getting a deal done. The Cowboys view him more as a top-10 receiver and would like to pay him in the $8-10 million range. 

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