Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant wants to be paid what he believes he deserves, but he plans to table his contract negotiations with the team if he doesn't have a new deal by the beginning of the regular season.

"I don't want to talk about it anymore," Bryant said Monday evening after an event to announce the Cowboys' corporate sponsorship deal with Swiss luxury watch company Hublot. "Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can't be distracted once I'm on the football field."

Bryant, who is due to be paid $1.78 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal, and agent Eugene Parker have been in discussions with the Cowboys about a lucrative, long-term extension for months.

The sides were not close to an agreement as the Cowboys opened training camp. But Bryant believes progress has been made and said there's a "big chance" a deal could be struck before the Cowboys open the season Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.

"We're in conversation," Bryant said. "I'll say that. We're talking. We are talking. It only gets better from there. Let's see what happens."

Added owner and general manager Jerry Jones: "He obviously feels in the right circumstances he wants to get something done. We do, too. That can be good."