Apparently last week’s tantrum-filled loss to the Lions hasn’t stopped wide receiver Dez Bryant for wanting to be part of the Dallas Cowboys for the long haul.
According to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver, per Bryant’s agent David Wells, Bryant wants to sign a long-term contract with the Cowboys this offseason. Currently, the young star is playing on his rookie contract, which will expire in 2015.
Even with Bryant’s emotional tantrums, the Cowboys are still committed to the receiver, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
“We love Dez all the way,” Cowboys COO Stephen Jones told Rapoport.
According to Rapoport, both Bryant’s “conversations” with quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Jason Witten had to do with Romo targeting Bryant more often. Rapoport reported that defensive end Demarcus Ware told Bryant “You’re right, Tony needs to find you. But we have 14 seconds left, we need you to focus.” Ware wanted Bryant to focus on the final play, which he was a part of.
Next season, the Cowboys are in a horrible position when it comes to cap room. It makes sense to extend Bryant next offseason if it means creating some cap relief. It is believed the Cowboys could be up to $30 million over the cap next season.