Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that he is working hard with receiver Dez Bryant’s representatives to secure a long-term deal to make Bryant a “Cowboy for life.”
Bryant is due $1.78 million in the final season of his rookie deal.
“We’re totally committed to make Dez a Cowboy for life,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Our plans from Day 1 … figure a way to get Dez and Tyron extended.”
Offensive tackle Tyron Smith and Dallas reached an eight-year extension on Wednesday that will pay him $109.7 million over the next 10 seasons.
Bryant has been one of the NFL’s most consistent performers, and last season he caught 93 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns on his way to a Pro Bowl berth.
The league’s top-paid receivers this season in terms of base salary are Miami’s Mike Wallace ($15 million), Seattle' Percy Harvin ($11 million), Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson ($10 million) and Houston's ($10 million).
- Scooby Axson