Dez Bryant Re-Signs With Cowboys On $70 Million Deal
With the deadline looming, the Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant reached a deal, reports ESPN.
The 26-year-old star wide receiver signed a five-year deal worth $70 million on Wednesday (July 15) that will pay him an average of $14 million per season.
The contract also includes $45 million in guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus, also reported by ESPN.
If the Cowboys hadn't reached a deal with Bryant by 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, he could only have played on the $12.823 million franchise tag tender in 2015. Earlier in the week, he tweeted that he wouldn't report to camp and could miss regular-season games if a deal wasn't reached.
In five seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant has caught 381 passes for 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns. No player in team history has more catches, yards or touchdowns than Bryant in the first five years of his career.
He also became just the second Cowboy with three straight 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown-catch seasons, joining Terrell Owens.