If the Dallas Cowboys want to secure their future with WR Dez Bryant, then they’d better move quickly.
According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, if the Cowboys fail to reach an agreement with Bryant before their Sept. 7 season opener against the San Fransisco 49ers, Bryant will stem off all negotiations for the duration of the season; saying he doesn’t want any extra distractions on the field.
Dez Bryant won’t discuss contract until offseason if deal not done next week. “I can’t be distracted once I’m on the football field.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) August 26, 2014
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” Bryant said Monday via ESPN. “Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can’t be distracted once I’m on the football field. I believe a player should get paid what he deserves,” Bryant said. “If I’m top five, I’m top five. If I’m top three, I’m top three. If I’m top two, I’m top two. It is what it is.”
With only a little more than a week left before the season begins, it’s a complete toss up as to whether Dallas will comply with Bryant’s wishes. While many may question a player publically dictating to an organization, I think it’s good for all cards to be laid out on the table. If it’s truly no “distractions” Bryant wants, throwing a wet blanket over any speculation before it begins is a good direction to go.
[h/t Tireball Sports]