At some point this week, Jerry Jones hopes to meet with Dez Bryant to discuss the the wide receiver’s future with the Dallas Cowboys.
“Obviously we’ll get on point relative to this offseason, coming year, his health, how he’s doing, how he feels about his conditioning, working out, all of those kinds of things,” cheap nfl jerseys Jones said last week from the NFL owners meetings. “Certainly we’ll talk about our business.”
The business has been seared into the minds of Cowboys fans this offseason. Bryant is set to make $12.5 million in 2018. He is set to count $16.5 million against the salary cap. Executive vice president Stephen Jones has said the Cowboys need to look at Bryant’s contract, but there have not been discussions yet about a pay cut.
Perhaps this week there will be a resolution, but Jerry Jones said he has not had a thought about not having Bryant on the Cowboys roster in 2018.
He said this after the Cowboys added Deonte Thompson and Allen Hurns in free agency. They are added to a group that, at present, has Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Noah Brown, Ryan Switzer, Lance Lenoir, Brian Brown and KD Cannon. He also acknowledged the Cowboys could select a receiver in the first round of the draft at the end of the month.
So how would the Cowboys make it all work, especially with an offense that will likely be run-first with running back Ezekiel Elliott? The answer falls on coach Jason Garrett.
“We’re going to have the same number of receivers on our team and the same number of plays in the game,” Garrett said. “We still want to be a team that is balanced and attacks a lot of different ways. cheap nfl authentic jerseys Every team in the league has that complement of guys. I think the more you can upgrade the talent and the competitiveness at each position, it’s going to bring out the best in everybody. I do think our style of play will be consistent with what it’s been. We want to be a physical team. We want to be able to run the ball. We want to be able to attack the defense in passing game. And we’ll continue to try to do that.