How much do you pay Dez Bryant?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    In 2013 Dez Bryant was 13th in the NFL in receiving yards, yet he was 2nd among receivers with touchdowns.

    Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald make 16 million a year, but I think it would be really difficult for Dez to command that much. If he holds out for that type of money, I would franchise him, and then trade him.

    What I think is much more reasonable is that 10-12 million range, which I think is legit compensation for Dez, but also doesn't break the bank for the Cowboys.

    And I think you need to sign him for at least 6-7 years, so we're talking about a max 84 million dollar contract. Maybe a 15 million dollar signing bonus. Maybe 25 million guaranteed.

    I think Dez is one of the only players on our team with actual trade value. I don't think we should jump into a bad contract, but I think we can pay him whatever and not necessarily be afraid to trade or release him.

    One of the beauties of rebuilding your team is that generally you shouldn't be too afraid of dead money, especially with big money players. It's when you have a lot of high value players who are all underperforming... that is when you need to start worrying.

    At this point I think we can get away with not resigning guys like Bruce Carter and Morris Claiborne, but we are going to need to draft well in the next couple years to keep in a healthy cap situation.
  2. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Dez does not deserves Calvin or Fitz money. He can go find another team for that kind of money.
  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Dez will get over 64 mil i know that much.
  4. HappyOnions

    HappyOnions Datwin

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    Dez should get paid...he has 40 TDs in 4 seasons. He deserves whatever he gets. Cut ties with Miles and a few others and there ya go.
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  5. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    fitz is done
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Dez will be a Dallas Cowboy for a long time.
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    JDSTAR Active Member

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    As much as he wants!
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  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    No receiver on this offense scares anyone except for Dez. He is a huge part of what success they do have. You let him go, might as well close up shop with that bad defense we have. His presence alone lets the offense compete.

    I would go for a 6 year deal for 70 million with around 32 mill guaranteed. I hope Jerry doesn't make him the highest paid WR at that time like he did with Romo. Dez already has some back concerns like Tony did, albeit not as bad so far.

    Lock him up but do not handcuff this organization even more IMO.
  9. Bwareinrings94

    Bwareinrings94 Active Member

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    He will get top 3 $$ at his position. Cost of doing business at that position and he is arguably in the top 5. Couple that with Jerry's method of pouring premium resource into that position and you get top 3 money.
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  10. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Let him play out the season and keep the franchise tag option in play if negotiations get out of hand.
  11. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    You pay Dez.....tell Romo take a pay cut so his best weapon and best player on this team can continue to make us dangerous.

    Romo does not like it? You get rid of him. Dez can make any qb look good and free up things for that qb and wr's

    we lose dez though, then what does Romo and the rest if this offense do? Magically become dangerous? Yeah Romo to Witten for 3 yards on the out route will get it done.

    don't worry Austin will return to form and magically learn to fight for the ball. T-Will, can learn to catch with his hands.
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  12. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    bites tongue and walks out.....
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  13. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I am more concerned with back issues that seem to keep coming up for Dez. Dallas has been burned several times with that injury so I would use your own medical people then hire 3rd party medical group and do exhaustive evaluation on his back before locking in for what will be a big contract.
  14. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    We all know Jerry is going to pay him a ridiculous amount. Jerry loves paying his own draft picks (shows how smart a GM he was to pick them) and Dez is a special pet project success story.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Jerry makes him the highest paid WR in the league, if our cap allows it.
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  15. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Brady seems to be doing well with WRs that are like Beasley and Harris.
  16. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    He will probably get between 9-11 mill a year. He doesn't want to go anywhere and his endorsement deals should start coming in and paying good money. I believe Dez is the kind if athlete that plays for the love of the game but also understands the business side of things. I think he gives us a hometown discount because if his love for this team and JJ. He is so emotionally invested in this team.
  17. The Natural

    The Natural Benched

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    whatever the hell he wants
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  18. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Brady could do well with you and I playing receiver.
  19. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    uh no
  20. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Maybe my grandmother, she had better hands and would go over the middle.
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