One way or another, Dez Bryant will almost certainly be in Dallas next season. The window to use the franchise tag on a player entering free agency opened Monday and lasts until March 2. Franchised wide receivers can expect somewhere in the neighborhood of $13 million for 2015.

"Right now we're probably leaning that way," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week about tagging Bryant. "But that doesn't mean it won't change. ... We'll probably wait 'til the midnight hour to make that decision."

So that's encouraging, right?