Reports: Dez Bryant, Cowboys Agree To Five-Year Contract Worth $70M

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July 15, 2015

The lengthy, sometimes tenacious contract dispute between the Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant appears to be over.

The two sides were able to work out a five-year deal with a reported $70 million, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported $45 million of the contract will be guaranteed.

The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Bryant earlier this offseason, and the two sides had until 4 p.m. ET to work out a new deal. Luckily for the Cowboys, they were able to do so, as Bryant had threatened to sit out training camp and games — rather than play under the franchise tag — if he wasn’t able to get a new contract.

Bryant is coming off a tremendous season. The 26-year-old hauled in 88 catches for 1,320 yards and a league-leading 16 touchdowns. Bryant has at least 88 receptions and 12 touchdowns in each of his last three seasons while developing into one of the NFL’s best wideouts.

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