Former Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant laid out some fascinating tweets on a post by PFT. It all relates to a “tape” that Dez Bryant calls extortion.
Pro Football Talk tweeted a link that references Cowboy’s running back Ezekiel Elliott and his contract situation. Elliott’s seat on the Cowboys’ team plane was empty today as it took off for California. Elliott has until Friday morning to arrive at the facility in Oxnard. Bryant thinks Zeke deserves to be paid what he is asking for.
Bryant followed that up with this tweet:
Then he said this responded to a tweet with this:
Dez on Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott Contracts
Bryant then added this about Cowboys’ wide receiver Amari Cooper and quarterback Dak Prescott’s contracts:
Prescott and Cooper will be at training camp according to various reports, despite not having a new deal in place for either star player.
He does have a point about getting the contracts squared away before entering training camp. It has to have an impact on even the strongest of athletes. It makes sense to have your star players feeling like their employers value their worth.
Prescott is set to make just over $2 million this season, still on his rookie contract. Prescott is looking to get paid like a top-tier quarterback. Whether the team agrees with that remains to be seen.
As for Cooper, he is reportedly in no rush to get his extension done. He’s letting the market settle itself out with the contracts of Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones, New Orleans Saints Michael Thomas, and Kansas City Chiefs Tyreek Hill.
But more importantly, both Cooper and Prescott have reported to camp without any drama.
More Tweets From Dez
Bryant continues engaging with his Twitter followers in a therapy session of sorts:
Bryant is a free agent looking for a team to sign with before the season. He played all eight seasons of his career with the Cowboys.
He says he’s focused on getting ready to play again:
Bad Blood Between Bryant and Cowboys
Bryant was released by the Cowboys to save about $8.5 million in salary cap space. Bryant hadn’t been his All-Pro self and the team figured it was the right time to cut ties with the receiver.
The Cowboys later brought in wide receiver Allen Hurns from the Jacksonville Jaguars to replace Bryant. However, Hurns was released from the team earlier this week to also free up salary cap space and a decline in production.
Bryant had 1,000+ yards in 2012-2014 seasons. He also hauled in 12, 13, and 16 touchdown passes, respectively.
That production dropped as Bryant dealt with injuries in his most recent three seasons. He hasn’t played since 2017, when he had 838 yards and six touchdowns.
He could step in and be a red zone target for another team outside of Dallas. It might help him move on from any hard feelings he may have with the Cowboys.
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