Dez Bryant Blasts Cowboys Claiming Disloyalty

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 5:44 pm
By: News On 6

Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant spoke out on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, claiming that the Dallas Cowboys Organization wasn't as loyal to him as he was to them.

After a fan by the name @FrankyGonzalez3 tweeted Dez about his liking for Dez's loyalty to his team, Dez quoted it and made an unexpected suggestion.

Tweet: “I wish They felt the same way but it's cool.. It's #business RT @FrankyGonzalez3: I love how dedicated @DezBryant is to the @dallascowboys”

The Dallas Cowboys came out the same day stating that the organization has been discussing using the franchise tag on Bryant.

Monday marked the first day that NFL teams were allowed to use franchise tags on players, which removes them from free agency.

With Bryant, along with fellow All-Pro teammate DeMarco Murray, up for free agency next month, the Cowboys seem like top-tier candidates to use the tag.

Cowboys' vice president Stephen Jones stated although the discussion is on the table, he is not in any rush to use the tag in the near future. “We're still working through everything,” he stated during an interview about this year's NFL Combine. “Usually, we'll probably use the full amount of time before we decide to do whatever things we want to do with the tag. We'll probably wait until the midnight hour to make that decision.”

March 2nd is the deadline to use the tag, which gives Dallas a couple weeks to come to a conclusion. Jones stated if the organization had to make a decision on the spot, it would more than likely be used on Bryant.

Bryant, as well as Murray, both seek higher salaries for their two consecutive Pro Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014. Whoever receives the franchise tag is guaranteed 2015 security, with a minimum one-year deal that pays the average top-five salaries for their respective positions. This would also give Dallas until July 15th to work on a long-term contract for the proposed franchise player.

The Cowboys securing both players seems unlikely. Free agency opens up in about three weeks, and one of the two is likely to plunge into the open market (unless the team can work something out with both of them).