Dez Bryant has proved himself as one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League this year.
He has cemented his position in the Top 10 of the league with nearly 800 yards and eight touchdowns already to his name for the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.
The former Oklahoma State star is due a huge pay raise from his current rookie deal at the end of this season, and the 26-year old has made it be known that Jerry Jones and the Cowboys should definitely not try to mess him around in negotiations.
Don't Test Dez
“You know, it’s not about the money. It’s not about none of that. I just feel like a little respect should play a factor in that,” Bryant said earlier today.
“I love it [here]. I really do. But every day you grow. Let’s see what happens. It’s all about respect. It’s all about respect. I am a very loyal person, but just don’t test my loyalty.”
"I am a very loyal person...just don’t test my loyalty.” - Dez Bryant on new contract negotiations with the Cowboys
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Potential to Leave
Bryant has said in the past he would like to be a Cowboy for his whole career, but that sure as hell doesn't mean that he is about to give the team a discount on his services. The star would like to keep playing in AT&T Stadium, but if it was in a different uniform where he was getting paid better then that would be fine too.
Bryant’s rookie deal expires after this season. There will be a team or two ready to sacrifice a couple of first round picks if the Cowboys put the franchise tag on their key man.
Bryant wants to be paid as one of the top three receivers in the league. Doing so would cost the Cowboys in the area of $13 million per year along with a $30 million signing bonus. If Jones doesn't fancy doing that then it could be a very unhappy 2015 in JerryWorld.