If asked, Dez Bryant would reject holding compensate cut from Cowboys

5:14 PM ET

FRISCO, Texas — Wide receiver Dez Bryant does not wish to leave a Dallas Cowboys and has not suspicion about life with another team, though he understands a approach a NFL works.

Scheduled to make $12.5 million in 2018, Bryant understands questions about his lower-than-expected prolongation compared to his high salary. But he will not take a compensate cut if a Cowboys ask this offseason.

“I haven’t listened no speak about that though if it comes, we don’t know, substantially not,” Bryant pronounced Wednesday. “Hell naw, man. we trust in me.”

Bryant is set to count $16.5 million opposite a income cap. The Cowboys can giveaway adult $8.5 million if they recover him or $12 million if he is designated as a post-June 1 cut, with him counting $4 million opposite a tip in 2019.

After Sunday’s detriment to a Seattle Seahawks, owners and ubiquitous manager Jerry Jones, who has an affinity for Bryant, did not wish to plead a receiver’s future.

Bryant was asked if he could prognosticate personification anywhere else.

“I don’t know, though if that came about, I’m still Dez Bryant,” he pronounced Wednesday. “I’m still going over a top. If it’s there where we can squeeze it, I’m going to squeeze it. That’s who we am.”

Bryant, 29, leads a Cowboys with 66 catches for 815 yards with 6 touchdowns, though those numbers are a distant cry from a 91 catches, 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns he averaged from 2012 to 2014.

In 2015, Bryant missed 7 games with feet and knee injuries. He missed 3 games final deteriorate with a tibial plateau fracture. He has played in each diversion this season, though he pronounced he has been worried by tendinitis in his knee a past 8 games. He has not been listed on a damage report.

“Well, I’m a warrior,” Bryant said. “I cruise myself as a warrior. If we can walk, we can move, I’m going to go out there and try to play. It’s substantially dumb, but, hey, that’s usually who we am. we adore this diversion and we try to pull it.”

Bryant has left 22 regular-season games though a 100-yard game. He has 8 games this deteriorate with fewer than 5 catches, and 9 games with fewer than 60 yards receiving. The low indicate came in a detriment to Seattle when he forsaken dual passes, including one that led to an interception, and he fumbled once. Seattle incited both of his turnovers into touchdowns.

Bryant pronounced he has authorised personal and veteran things to impact his play, though he would not go into fact as to what those are.

“I usually got to concentration on a things that we can control and usually we can control,” Bryant said. “All we know is if my mind’s not cluttered, we can kick whoever, whenever, anybody during any time. It’s usually infrequently we let certain things get to me that we shouldn’t.”

Bryant has concurred a Cowboys have a opposite offense than a one they ran from 2012 to 2014, disposition some-more on a run, though he voiced disappointment with a scheme, not with quarterback Dak Prescott.

“That’s something we got to plead with them coaches, not Dak or me,” Bryant said. “You got to plead that with them.”

Bryant is formulation on sitting down with manager Jason Garrett and descent coordinator Scott Linehan after a season. He also will accommodate with Jones.

“Because it means something to me,” Bryant said. “Like, we don’t unequivocally do most in a offseason. we don’t. we like to be in Texas. we like to consider about football. we like to concentration on football. That’s all we caring about. Just me meditative about this long-ass offseason is frustrating, and we usually got to see what it is.

“But, hey, it’s substantially going to be my best offseason nonetheless since I’m going to suffer a s— out of it. You improved trust that. … I’m going to suffer it. I’m going to get my physique checked out. I’m going to make certain I’m right in all angles. And I’m looking forward. I’m usually looking forward. we got my mind on 2018. we got my mind on spending time with my family. we got my mind on all that we need to have it on. I’m set in stone. Like, I’m ready.”

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