Number 1 Pick Bryant Agrees To Deal
Dez Bryant agreed to terms of a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, making the receiver the first of this year’s NFL first-round picks with a deal.
The Cowboys announced the deal in a news release the day before they report to training camp in San Antonio. The first workout is Saturday.
Details of the deal weren’t immediately available.
Bryant’s agent, Eugene Parker, didn’t return a message left on his cell phone. David Wells, one of the player’s advisers, indicated Bryant was spending some time with his family and said there was no immediate comment.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones was scheduled to discuss the deal with reporters Thursday night at the team’s Valley Ranch practice facility.
Dallas traded up three spots in April to get Bryant with the 24th overall pick. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave Bryant No. 88, the jersey worn by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and, a generation earlier, by Drew Pearson.
Bryant was an All-American in 2008 at Oklahoma State when he had 87 receptions for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns.
But Bryant played only three games last season because of his suspension for lying to the NCAA about his activities with former NFL star Deion Sanders.
In 27 games at Oklahoma State, Bryant had 147 catches for 2,425 yards (16.5 yards per catch) and 29 touchdowns. He also returned 22 punts for a 19.6-yard average and three TDs.
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