Dez Bryant tweets support for Dak Prescott amid QB’s contract impasse
The big news in the NFL on Monday surrounded a report that Dak Prescott rejected a contract offer from the Dallas Cowboys that would have paid him $30 million per season.
While subsequent reporting called into question exactly what Prescott is demanding — speculation put it at possibly as high as $40 million per season — former Cowboy Dez Bryant offered up some advice to his former team: Pay the man.
The currently out-of-work and rehabbing wide receiver took to Twitter to voice his support for Prescott amid the quarterback’s purported contract demands.
Pay Dak his 40Mil and don’t @ me— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 12, 2019
Bryant returned to Twitter to react to a tweet from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. In his social media missive, Bryant pointed out how Prescott’s contract demands are appropriate from a player perspective.
From a player stand point..He can get injured tomorrow in practice and everything he’s done up to this point is diminished.. his game and swagger on a high right now.. don’t play with that https://t.co/RivZObijvI— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 12, 2019
Bryant later admitted his evident bias, but pointed out how NFL players put their careers on the line every day and it’s fair for them to get paid when the opportunity presents itself.
Yes I’m biased whenever it comes to us athletes pic.twitter.com/gBrM9wTEHi— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 12, 2019
Bryant has been keeping tabs on the Cowboys ever since the team cut him loose ahead of the 2018 season, and he has even remained close with owner Jerry Jones. While his NFL future remains uncertain after he tore his Achilles tendon at practice only days after signing with the New Orleans Saints, Bryant is still willing to voice his support for members of the NFL player fraternity.