Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Bryant is set to make shy of $2 million, and he will be looking for a much bigger pay raise when he hits the open market.
Of course, the Cowboys will have an opportunity to sign Bryant before he becomes a free agent.
According to ESPN Dallas, Bryant and the Cowboys have had “several” contract negotiations. However, nothing appears to be imminent.
The report states that Bryant and the Cowboys are “not close” on the terms.
While it still seems like there is a long way to go for Bryant and the Cowboys before a deal is reached, he appreciates the fact that a new deal is being discussed.
“It feels good to know that things are being talked about, but I’m going to let it take care of itself,” Bryant told ESPNDallas.com. “I feel like as long as I take care of business on that field, the rest will be taken care of.”
It won’t be easy for the Cowboys and Bryant to reach a big money deal thanks to the messy salary cap situation the Cowboys are currently in, but the effort will surely be there.