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Report: Cowboys Still Have Off-The-Field Concerns About Dez Bryant

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Cowboys still have concerns about signing WR Dez Bryant to a huge contract.

According to Rapoport, the DeSoto City police department has been to Bryant’s house six times in the past four years for incidents such as: harassment, a robbery at his home, fire, and to unlock a car with a baby inside.

The Cowboys’ best offer to the Bryant is reportedly a 10-year deal worth $114 million and includes $20 million guaranteed. This contract would pay Bryant an average salary of just $10 million over the first six years of the agreement.

This is a similar type of contract to the one signed by Cowboys LT Tyron Smith, who received a ten-year, $109 million contract that includes $40 million guaranteed.

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports previously reported that Cowboys management has “significant concerns” about signing Bryant to a contract that includes a “massive guarantee,” so this isn’t the first time these concerns have come up.

According to Getlin, the Cowboys have made multiple offers Bryant that include “meaningful financial guarantees,” but also provide them with some protection in the event some unforeseen off-field issues arise.

Dallas has reportedly helped Bryant in dealing with some anger management issues by setting up sessions with behavioral specialists and therapists.

Of course, the Cowboys could still use their franchise tag on Bryant if a gap remains between the two parties. The tag would run them close to $12.3 million for the 2015 season.

Bryant, 25, will be an unrestricted free agent following the season and has emerged as one of the best receivers in the game today. He stands to make just $1.78 million for the 2014 season.

This season, Bryant has caught 50 passes for 635  yards receiving and six touchdowns over the course of nine games. Pro Football Focus has Bryant rated as the No. 19 wide receiver in the league.

We have Bryant listed as the No. 3 player in our recently updated Top 25 – 2015 Free Agents list.

  • Ed

    Let him go Dallas that what you do to all the good one look at Ware he was wash up, Well not really just hurt and still play for you guy that all he did and you wanted him to work for food LMAO. Romo got his what 45 millions guarantee and he won 1 play off game wow. Let him go I say.

  • BringBackTheFlex

    I’m sure Jay-Z is telling Bryant how much the Cowboys are ruining his street cred.

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