Dez Bryant has played in 22 straight regular-season games without crossing the 100-yard mark through the air, the longest dry spell of his celebrated career. Four days away from Sunday's regular-season finale with the Eagles, the Cowboys receiver spoke at length about his frustrating season -- and his utter reluctance to recraft his contract. "I haven't heard no talks about that, but if it comes -- well, I don't know," Bryant said on taking a pay cut, before adding: "Probably not. Hell, no, man. I believe in me." Bryant defended his on-field numbers, acknowledging he was "frustrated" with the offensive scheme and saying, per The Dallas Morning News, there were "certain situations I couldn't control." Said Bryant: "I'm a hell of a football player. I know that. I believe that." The receiver revealed that he's played through tendonitis since facing the Chiefs in early November, but also acknowledged he allowed in-season distractions to drag down his play. "I felt like a lot of times I looked damn good," Bryant said, per the team's official website. "Then, I'd get to thinking about certain things and -- you know, it bothers me. That's all I can say."
Bryant wouldn't accept pay cut from Cowboys: 'Hell no, I believe in me'
NFL.com | Dec 27