Dez Bryant on taking pay cut in 2018: ‘Hell, no, man’
Dez Bryant has played in 22 straight regular-season games without crossing the 100-yard mark through the air, the longest dry spell of his celebrated career.
Four days away from Sunday’s regular-season finale with the Eagles, the Cowboys receiver spoke at length about his frustrating season — and his utter reluctance to recraft his contract.
I haven’t heard no talks about that, but if it comes — well, I don’t know, Bryant said on taking a pay cut, before adding: Probably not. Hell, no, man. I believe in me.
Said Bryant: Probably at the time I should have focused on what I could control. I let a lot of things get in the way. I wish I didn’t. I feel like that affected, I know for a fact, some of my play.
The reader will determine if any of this self-analysis is valuable from a player none of us expected to verbally agree to a pay cut in late-December.
Bryant hasn’t been himself in 2017, but plenty of wideouts on the cusp of 30 find that to be true.
Set to make a whopping $13 million next season, we’ll find out soon enough how the Cowboys truly feel about the Dez Bryant Experience going forward.
Luck said he hopes to throw the ball again soon.
I’m preparing to throw the football, if that makes sense, he said. It’s a progression to get back to that point. A lot of it has to do with me. Getting my strength back to a high level — I still have a ways to go there. I don’t want to skip any steps along the way.
Added Luck: And I do not think I need another surgery. I’m on the right path, I think I’m on the right progression, trusting in that. So we’re in the process of preparing to throw the football.
Luck said he believes he will be able to participate in all football activities heading into the 2018 campaign.
I plan on being ready for everything, he said referring to the offseason schedule.
I don’t see [the 2018 season] being in jeopardy at all, Luck added.