The ever reliable Todd Archer reports that the Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant's representatives met this week at Valley Ranch. It's been a long time since that has happened, over four months according to Archer. The meeting happened this past Friday. The Cowboys and Bryant are working under a July 15th deadline to get a long-term deal done, failure to accomplish that means Bryant would play 2015 under the franchise tag.
Maybe the deadline is just what both sides need to make some progress on the deal. Bryant and his agents threatened a possible holdout could be in order in the regular season if a long-term deal is not reached, but most observers are having a hard time believing Bryant would follow through. One reason is each game missed would cost Bryant around $750,000, a tidy sum of money. The second reason is that Bryant has such a burning desire to compete and to win, it would be near impossible for him not to play. He's even showed up at OTA practices and minicamp practices because he just can't stay away.
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have the slightest bit of good news on the negotiations of this deal - they are at least talking.