DALLAS, TX (The Spread) - Reports emerged on Friday that Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant may hold out into the 2015 regular season if he doesn't receive a long-term contract from the team.
Citing sources "familiar with the player's negotiating strategy," ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Bryant is considering a long-term hold out. Mort says that the team has not presented Bryant with a long-term contract offer "since prior to the 2014 season."
Considering Tony Romo is 35 and his window to win a championship is closing rapidly, it might not take long for Jerry Jones to turn Bryant into one of the highest paid receivers in the league. Dallas lost running back DeMarco Murray to Philadelphia in free agency and might not stay competitive for very long without Bryant.
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