Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) in action during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
Mark Tenally
March 02, 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on a long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver.

Bryant led the NFL with a club-record 16 touchdowns in the final year of a rookie contract that paid $11.8 million over five years.

The 26-year-old Bryant was the fastest Dallas player to 300 career receptions and second-fastest to 50 touchdowns behind Bob Hayes.

The Cowboys also have to decide whether to re-sign running back DeMarco Murray after he had a league-leading 1,845 yards rushing in the final year of his contract. He becomes a free agent March 10.

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