Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has become an avid supporter of Dallas boxing star Charles ‘The Future’ Hatley. “We have a great relationship,” the local boxer said.
Sources tell 105.3 The Fan that Dez Bryant and the Cowboys are closing in on a deal, as the two sides are discussing an announcement following the July 4 weekend.
It was 26 years ago when Jerry Jones sat behind his desk at Valley Ranch and explained to me that “Deadlines Make Deals,’’ a phrase that is now a central part of Dallas Cowboys parlance.
The Mavs have always planned to approach the July 1 free-agent shopping season featuring dual targets LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan with barrels blazing. But as I reported in Friday, they’ve now arranged for a second barrel.
The All-Pro, involved in contract talks with Dallas, visited with Tony Romo and played catch on the sideline with staffers during Thursday’s workout.
Jones said Wednesday that he has ‘no doubt’ that Bryant will be leading the way for the Cowboys in their opener Sept. 13 at home against the NFC East rival New York Giants.
Dez Bryant doesn’t have many cards to play in this effort to bust from the $12.832 million franchise tag he is presently locked into.
Bryant has not signed his franchise tag, and there is only a month before the deadline for the Pro Bowl receiver to work out a long-term deal with the Cowboys or play this season for $12.8 million.
Dez Bryant tells 105.3 The Fan’s Mike Fisher in a one-on-one visit that his contemplation of boycotting the Cowboys’ season-opening game is “Legit. It’s not bogus.’’
The absent trio of Dez Bryant, Rolando McClain and Greg Hardy stole headlines from Cowboys OTAs on Wednesday, each of the three talented standouts missing for three different reasons.
Dez Bryant does not have a Cowboys contract, and this week’s OTAs are voluntary. Nevertheless, the star receiver said on Wednesday night, “I’m going to Valley Ranch.”
Receiver Dez Bryant hasn’t been part of the offseason with the Cowboys as expected because of his contract situation. Now linebacker Rolando McClain could miss most of spring workouts.