The Dallas Cowboys beat the 3:00pm central deadline on Wednesday to sign Dez Bryant to a new contract. Bryant will reportedly receive $70 million over five years that includes a $20 million signing bonus and $45 million guaranteed.
Bryant tweeted on Monday that if a new deal was not reached he was willing to skip training camp and miss games. The Cowboys put the franchise tag on Bryant which would have paid about $11.8 million, but it was just a one year deal.
Bryant had 88 catches for 1,320 yards and a Cowboys single-season-record 16 touchdown receptions.
Through five pro seasons, Bryant has 381 catches for 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns, totals that all rank as the best in club history through a player’s first five seasons. His 56 touchdowns are third in NFL history through a player’s first five professional seasons. He has also earned Pro Bowl selections in each of the previous two seasons and was named to the All-Pro team in 2014.
The Cowboys report for training camp in Oxnard, California on July 29th.