Dez Bryant, in an interview aired just minutes before his 2014 season got underway, had great news for Dallas Cowboys fans.
The exceptionally talented wide receiver confirmed that he wants to remain a Dallas Cowboy for life when speaking to Fox Sports as part of their NFL Sunday broadcast.
When asked whether he agreed with the opinion of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett that he would be Cowboy lifer, Dez Bryant's response could not have been more straightforward:
"I am, that's the plan," said the talented wide out before he went on to reiterate his desire to sign a deal sooner rather than later.
Bryant had revealed last month that he had set his own personal deadline for a new deal with the Dallas Cowboys to be agreed upon, the first game of the 2014 NFL season.
Obviously of course that deadline has now passed with no sign of an agreement between player and franchise.
That is likely due to Bryant's desire to sign a deal that would put him amongst the best-paid receivers in the NFL. Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie contract and with 40 touchdowns in 59 games he has ever right to expect to be.
Over the past several months there has been much speculation about whether that deal would be agreed in time for the new season, or whether the Cowboys would be able to hold onto the talented wide receiver at all.
Action's louder than words
And whilst Ian Rappoport confirmed Sunday that there would be no new contract announced before the Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon, Bryant's comments will be of great comfort to Dallas fans.
The Cowboys may well play host to one of the worst defenses in the NFL but there offense has the potential to be as potent as anyone in the league.
Dez Bryant is an integral part to that of course. So whilst Cowboys fans will be delighted to hear their star wideout speak confidently on his chances of extending his time with the franchise, a signature on a piece of paper would be the ultimate success this season.