Dez Bryant is due for a huge contract and will receive one eventually...it just doesn't look like it will be before week 1. Bryant has had is off the field spats in his young career, but as of late he seems to have gotten his self under control.
Just ask Chad Johnson, when the problems outnumber the production your career will come to an end. Young guys like Justin Blackmon and Josh Gordon may be finding that out soon. Ever since Jerry Jones put Bryant on a curfew with around-the-clock security, the former Oklahoma State Cowboy has shaped up instead of potentially being shipped out.
According to NFL Network's inside reporter Ian Rapoport, Tyron Smith's new deal will slow down the process of extending Dez Bryant's contract. A bookend left tackle is just as important as a game-changing receiver, if not more important. Therefore, the deal with Smith had to be done to protect the aging Tony Romo who is fresh off back surgery.
I wouldn't go as far to call Bryant the best receiver in football but he is an elite playmaker in a league that requires you to have multiple home run threats throughout your offense. There is a huge market for a receiver of Bryant's caliber so, if he gets paid isn't the question it's when will he be paid?
Bryant has been reliable for the Dallas Cowboys playing in 32 of a possible 32 games the past two seasons and registering 90 plus catches in each of the past two seasons.