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Dallas Cowboys release Dez Bryant, not offered pay cut

Dallas Cowboys release Dez Bryant, not offered pay cut

According to Adam Schefter and Todd Archer of ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have released wide receiver Dez Bryant, barring a last minute change of heart.

He was not offered a pay cut according to 105.3 The Fan’s Ben Rogers.

Bryant was scheduled to meet with Jerry Jones to discuss his future with the team on Friday, but it appears the team had already made their decision on the three-time Pro-Bowler.

This offseason, the Cowboys have added receivers Deonte Thompson and Allen Hurns, to replace Bryant’s production. The team also has moved on from Brice Butler.

“I will not be wearing 88,” Hurns tweeted on Friday. “They might as well retire that number.’

Bryant, a first round draft pick for the Cowboys in 2010, was set to make $12.5 million and count $16.5 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. By releasing Bryant, the Cowboys save $8.5 million, or $12.5 million if he’s designated a post-June 1st cut, against the cap.

Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million contract he signed in the summer of 2015.

In eight seasons with the Cowboys, Bryant had 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. In 2017, caught just 69 receptions for 838 yards. His last 1,000 yard-plus season in 2014.

Bryant played college football at Oklahoma State, where he earned All-American honors in 2008. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.


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