Dez Bryant, who had a lot of questions thrown his way during the draft, emerged as a true rookie football hero this week. The 24th overall pick signed a 5 year $11.8 million deal that includes $8.5 million guaranteed money. He was quoted by Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News as saying…
This was my call,I just want to play football I told him to make it happen. I wasn’t even all caught up with the money because this is just my first contract. I’m so happy to be here. Dallas is the team I wanted to play for, and having the chance to play for the Cowboys makes me want to work even harder
Next will probably be the 25th selection, Denver Quarterback Tim Tebow. Tim packed a suitacase and headed to Denver to start work and had to be told he couldn’t do that until he had a contract. Only OTA’s on OTA days. Tim will sign quickly. Denver will probably land receiver Demaryius Thomas quickly as well. He was chosen at the 22nd position.
The top ten are always tough to sign, but Dez said what they others should say as well, it is my call. Too often the players hide behind the agents as the excuse for not signing. This is disingenuous (lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or insincere). The player owns the call when they want to sign once an offer is on the table from the team.
I can’t believe the Jaguars, if asked, wouldn’t produce an $18 million guaranteed money offer for Tyson Alualu. This deal could be done in time for camp.
I have no patience for holdouts, none. As fans, we shouldn’t either. Tyson, show up for work on time! There is no excuse for not doing so.
To those that want to write and tell me I don’t understand the process, I do understand it. There is no excuse for it and the player can make the call. Tyson Alualu can be here at the start of camp. Dez Bryant did, so can all of the others.
– Terry O’Brien