Report: Cowboys, Dez Bryant finalizing five-year contract

by Vincent Frank

It’s amazing what a deadline can do to put two sides at the table and clear the air. After weeks of suggestions that the Dallas Cowboys and star wide receiver Dez Bryant wouldn’t be coming to terms on a long-term deal by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, multiple reports now indicate that the two sides are finalizing a deal.

This is a massive about-face for both sides. Bryant had previously indicated a willingness to hold out if he didn’t receive a long-term deal from the team. Meanwhile, Dallas had remained firm that Bryant would eventually sign off on the franchise tender it gave him back in March.

It’s being widely reported that the deal is for five years. There are no updates on the terms of the contract at this point.

Long seen as a malcontent off the field, Bryant has been among the most dominating receivers on the field. He’s put up nearly 4,000 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns over the past three seasons. These numbers indicate that he should have been taken care of a long time ago. Though, Dallas was hesitant to give someone with extensive off-field issues a ton of guaranteed money.

That all changed with a looming deadline Wednesday afternoon.

We will provide details of the deal when the become available.

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