Cowboys Bryant Focused on Football, Not Contract Extension

Published 07/28 2014 05:18PM

Updated 07/28 2014 05:32PM

One of the big storylines surrounding Cowboys training camp this year is a possible extension for wide receiver Dez Bryant.

This year Bryant finds himself as the veteran wide receiver in the Cowboys receiving corps after Dallas parted ways with Miles Austin this past offseason. Bryant enters his fifth season this year, and according to ESPN Dallas he wants to be paid among the league's top wide receivers.

Bryant has the numbers to back up that demand. In his first four years in Dallas, Bryant caught a total of 293 balls for over 4,000 yards, and 40 touchdowns. More than half of those numbers coming in just the past two seasons.

"I mean, you know, I'm confident in myself. I'm pretty sure that's going to take care of itself. No need for me to be stressed out or worry about it. It's going to come.  Just got to see what happens," said Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys are no strangers to giving out high price extensions either. Cowboys fans may recall the extension that was given to Miles Austin just a few years ago.

Bryant's agent and the Cowboys are reportedly in talks about a possible extension for the receiver out of Oklahoma State, but Bryant is focused on one thing during training camp, football.

"I really can't have my mind focused on that because I've got guys here who are counting on me. I can't be selfish. That's the way I look at it, and I'm glad I'm here and playing football," said Bryant.

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