Dez Bryant sends out cryptic tweet about status with Cowboys
Dez Bryant has made it clear he wants to stay in Dallas. Now, with the Cowboys thinking about using their franchise tag on him rather than signing the star to a long-term deal, it appears their All-Pro wide receiver is questioning the team’s loyalty.
Bryant sent out this tweet on Tuesday:
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— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 17, 2015
On Monday, the window officially opened for teams to use the franchise tag on players. If the Cowboys did that with Bryant, it would cost the team around $13 million in salary for 2015. Bryant, a client with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, had said during the 2014 regular season that he would be highly disappointed to play 2015 under the tag without a long-term deal.
The Cowboys must also weigh possibly using the designation on another critical player: Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray. Bryant caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and a team-record 16 touchdowns this past season.