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Dez Bryant on pay cut: 'Hell no'

Three seasons into a five-year, $70 million deal, Bryant hasn't produced like an elite receiver, totaling just 147 catches for 2,012 yards and 17 touchdowns.


Kahron Spearman


Dallas Cowboys receiver Dex Bryant isn't about to take a pay cut for anyone, despite his flagging production.

"I havent heard no talks of [a pay cut], but if it comes . . . I dont know, Bryant said. Probably not. Hell no. I believe in me."

Dallas is scheduled to pay Bryant $12.5 million in base salary and has a $16.5 million salary cap hit for 2018. 

However, three seasons into a five-year, $70 million deal, Bryant hasn't produced like an elite receiver, totaling just 147 catches for 2,012 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Dez Bryant, to me, he's got to go. I'm just so tired of that. I don't think for a moment that he's being this 'good guy' on that sideline. I get sick and tired of watching that pouty attitude on the sideline. I've been saying this for a couple of years that he's not the player that a lot of people seem to think he is.

Dale Hansen
Broadcaster, WFAA (Dallas)

There would be a cap hit to free themselves of Bryant - to the tune of $8 million in dead money if released in 2018. However, there would be $25 million in total savings over the 2018-19 seasons.

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