Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver made a surprise visit to Cowboy’s minicamp on its final day which was held t AT&T stadium. He was not practicing of course, but I’m sure Cowboy’s staff was pleased to see him.
Pay per head sportsbook sources report that Dez sat with his teammates while Coach Garrett tended to practice. While players warmed up he played a little catch with Cole Beasley and had a quick word with Tony Romo. During the practice Dez remained solely on the side line.
“It’s great to have him here. Dez obviously hasn’t signed his franchise deal yet, so he’s not practicing,” Garrett said. “He’s dropped in really throughout the offseason program. Dez is a special guy. He’s obviously a heck of a football player, obviously very important to our football team. His approach is really well respected by anybody on our team, the guys he goes against. He’s got a great passion for the game, and it’s great to have him here.”
In the offseason a lot has been said about Dez contract situation. He has expressed holding out but that might just be a ploy the move would cost Bryant $754,000 per week per Best Price Per Head Company sources.
“Again, that’s not under any of our control,” Garrett said. “Dez is preparing himself to play football, and there’s a business side of the NFL that’s real. It’s real for our team. It’s real for every team in this league. I know Dez. I know his mindset. I know his mentality. I know he’s working hard and hopefully we can get the business stuff resolved and he’ll get back to playing football.”
Jerry Jones said he wants Bryant to be a Cowboy for life, but the deal has to be right. Bryant is scheduled to make $12.823 million on the franchise tag, and if he doesn’t sign a new deal before July 15, there can’t be a negotiation on a long-term deal until after the season.
“I am sympathetic to it and understand it completely,” Jones said. “And I would like nothing more than to have long-term security with Dez. Now that’s where you get right down to it. We’ve worked together great for five years … The fact that he’s as substantive as he is relatively speaking to the way he came in the league, the criticism that he was taking, I was taking, is really rewarding. We’ve got more. There’s more ahead. And he’s, by the way, got a chance to be better in my view in the future. But we’ve got to get it all done to everybody’s satisfaction.”