Cowboys release Dez Bryant
DALLAS (KFOX) - The Dallas Cowboys are parting ways with star wide receiver, Dez Bryant, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Todd Archer.
After he signed a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, he had been seeking a contract extension this offseason. Bryant’s contract situation had been one of the biggest topics of discussion, with a base salary of $12.5 million and $16.5 million salary-cap figure. According to Schefter, Bryant and owner Jerry Jones were planning to have a meeting at the team's headquarters in Frisco, Texas. There, Jones would give Bryant the news that he had been released.
Bryant was drafted by the Cowboys in 2010 out of Oklahoma State. The 29-year-old is the Cowboys’ all-time leader in touchdown catches. Last season, Bryant had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns. While serving as former quarterback Tony Romo's primary target, Bryant caught a career-high 16 touchdown catches in the 2014-15 season.