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.