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Dez Bryant Next In Line For An Extension From The Cowboys?

ESPN’s Todd Archer mentions that Dallas WR Dez Bryant should be next in line for a contract extension now that the Bears have locked up WR Brandon Marshall.

Bryant, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is already among the best wide receivers in the game.  

As things stand right now, Bryant will make $1.78 million for the 2014 season and count $5.37 million against the team’s salary cap. The Cowboys have a very limited cap space to work with, but a long-term extension could be in in play if both sides agree in the structure of the deal is in the form of high base salaries, as opposed to a big signing bonus and small base salaries. 

Pro Football Focus has Bryant rated as the No. 22 wide receiver in the league. In 2013, Bryant hauled 93 receptions for 1233 yards. 

Bryant should be able to come close to and possibly even surpass Brandon Marshall’s  four-year, $40 million that included $22.3 million guaranteed.