Jones said the Cowboys will likely look for a wide receiver in this weekend's draft who can contribute right away but wouldn't commit to selecting one in the first two rounds.
Bryant had been slated to make $12.5 million and count $16.5 million against the cap in 2018.
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Dez Byrant had the opportunity to become a Raven, but he apparently decided against it. If you're Bryant, it seems like a risky move to turn down that kind of money.
According to Werder, Bryant is basically betting on himself to have a huge 2018 season. Baltimore wanted him because could only afford to fit a multi-year deal under their cap. "An enormous amount of thanks goes out to the Cowboys organization for their cooperation in filming throughout the season". He wants to sign a one-year deal, instead of a multi-year deal, so he can sign another huge contract in 2019.
Bryant amassed more than 1,000 yards receiving, with double-digit touchdowns, for three straight seasons from 2012 to 2014. Not to mention, Bryant has now gone 22 games without hitting the 100-yard mark.