Updated 12:43 PM EST, Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Dez Bryant Signs $70-Million Deal With Dallas Cowboys, Sources Claim

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Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to stay with his team next season and to attend its training camp after the he reportedly signed a five-year deal Wednesday.

USA Today said Bryant signed the contract on the final day where players with the franchise tag could ink a multi-year deal prior to next year.

"It is worth $70 million with $45 million guaranteed," said USA Today, quoting a source with knowledge of the matter.

This deal reportedly makes Bryant the second-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL next to Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson.

An ESPN report added that Bryant came in at the Cowboys' facility on Wednesday afternoon with a photo of him signing the deal later uploaded on the team's official online site.

"I smiled the whole way over here - I couldn't even say nothing but just smile and laugh, because I couldn't believe it. All I could just think about is that it's a dream - a dream come true. I think the only thing that's missing is a Super Bowl," he said on the team's website.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son Stephen, who is the team's executive vice president, reportedly flew to New York on Tuesday and met with Bryant's Roc Nation representatives prior to finalizing the deal.

Earlier, Bryant hinted that he will not stay with his team if he will not be given a long-term contract.

On his Twitter account, Bryant made it clear that he will say goodbye to the Cowboys without that deal.

"As much as I love football...on my beautiful babies.. I apologize #cowboynation but I will not be there if no deal #fact," he tweeted.

A separate ESPN report said that this recent tweet from Bryant was set to put more pressure on the Cowboys to give him a long-term contract.

"The tweet comes on the heels of a phone call he recently made to the team to communicate the same message," said the same report.

It explained that the wide receiver called the younger Jones to relay that he will not participate in the training camp of the team and will choose to sit out for the regular season games unless a long-term deal is reached.

But now it seems that this will not anymore happen after inking the deal with his current team.

The NFL website said that Bryant will be worth every penny that the Cowboys will spend on him, especially since he made a career-high 16 touchdowns last season.

"As rugged and talented at the point of catch as any receiver around, Bryant has pumped out three straight 1,200-plus-yard campaigns despite constant double teams," explained the NFL website. "If the Cowboys remain concerned about his off-the-field ups and downs, there is zero question about the fire Bryant brings to the field."

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