A supply confirmed a report from the group’s flagship community, 105.three The Fan, that Bryant is scheduled to fulfill with proprietor and common supervisor Jerry Jones by the tip of the week, per week or so later than Jones initially had hoped however three days earlier than the Cowboys formally start their offseason program.
Bryant’s future has been the largest matter of the Cowboys’ offseason, along with his $12.5 million base wage and $16.5 million salary-cap determine. Govt vice chairman Stephen Jones mentioned earlier within the offseason that the Cowboys must deal with Bryant’s contract, however there have been no discussions with Bryant’s illustration concerning a pay minimize.
A supply mentioned Bryant’s identify has surfaced this offseason in commerce discussions.
The Cowboys made a bid to signal Sammy Watkins as free company started and have since added Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson. The Cowboys have additionally been linked to a few of the prime vast receivers within the draft, with Alabama’s Calvin Ridley, Maryland’s D.J. Moore and Oklahoma State’s James Washington among the many group’s top-30 guests to The Star.
On the latest house owners’ conferences, Jerry Jones mentioned he had not entertained the considered Bryant not being on the roster in 2018. Coach Jason Garrett acknowledged the expansion Bryant has had on and off the sphere because the Cowboys chosen the vast receiver within the first spherical of the 2010 draft, however he additionally mentioned there’s a enterprise aspect to the NFL as properly.
At current, the Cowboys have greater than $30 million in cap house dedicated to their vast receivers and have a run-first offense that may lean closely on working again Ezekiel Elliott.
Since signing a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, Bryant, 29, has not recorded greater than 69 catches or 838 yards in a season. He missed time in 2015 with a damaged foot and was bothered in 2016 with a tibial plateau fracture.