Cole mentions that the Cowboys view Wells as a “vital” part of Bryant’s life to ensure that he remains on the right path.
There were already concerns from the Cowboys about signing Bryant a long-term contract, even with Wells in place as a trusted advisor. However, Cole believes an agreement between the two parties is now unlikely and could led to him playing out the next two years under the franchise tag.
Wells has been a huge influence on Dez for a number of years now, dating back to his time in college.
Last night, Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas reported that the dispute between Bryant’s advisors at Roc Nation and his long-time advisor David Wells is among the reasons the receiver has yet to reach a long-term deal with the Cowboys.
Dallas used their franchise tag on Bryant a few months ago, which means they’re looking at paying him a salary of $12.823 million fully guaranteed for the 2015 season. A long-term extension would offer them some immediate cap relief, but all indications have been that the Cowboys are approaching this situation with a great deal of caution.
Bryant, 26, caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns over the course of ten games for Dallas last year. Pro Football Focus has Bryant rated as the No. 2 wide receiver in the league.