It could be called the last big controversy of the off-season as the contract negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Dez Bryant continue.
Bryant has currently been franchise tagged by Dallas and it is believed the two are working on getting a long term deal in place despite not having spoken face to face for four months.
Face to face
Time is running out for a deal to be struck with the July 15th deadline quickly approaching, it has now been reported that Bryant's agent met with the Cowboys for the first time in almost four months.
In a meeting that reportedly took place on Friday, the two parties are clearly trying to work out a deal ahead of the deadline.
There is just over two week until the deadline passes and should it go by without a deal being reached, the Cowboys would be risking losing one of the top receivers in the league.
The Cowboys have already lost one of their biggest stars this of-season after runningback DeMarco Murray left for the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency.
Bryant was franchize tagged by the Cowboys this year but he has yet to sign the 12.823 million tender in hopes that he can force through a deal with more money.
The situation for a bigger deal has recently turned nasty with Bryant claiming that he is willing to miss regular season games whilst holding out for a bigger deal.
If no deal is signed after the July 15th deadline, Bryant would have to do the next season on the franchize tag tender and the two wouldn't be able to re-negotiate until after the season finishes.
Bryant has missed most of the Cowboys' off-season workout with him only appearing on the final day of mandatory mini camps but not actually practising.
What lies ahead for Bryant and the Cowboys may be unclear but it is obvious that both parties want to get a long term deal sorted before July 15th.
A running problem
The Cowboys have faced questions all through the off-season after last season's leading Rusher DeMarco Murray left.
The Cowboys haven't brought in a high calibre replacement and many fans feel that their running game will suffer greatly.
Only time will tell if that proves to be the case and if they do lose the potency of their running game, even more pressure will fall onto the shoulders of quarterback Tony Romo.
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