Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has yet to have talks with his agent or the organization about possibly having to take a pay cut to remain with the team in 2018. When asked on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday, Bryant was asked if he would be willing to take a cut in pay to remain with the team. "That's a discussion for me, for myself and my agent and Mr. Jones and the Joneses, the Dallas Cowboys," Bryant said. Late last season Bryant said he would not take a pay cut. He is set to make $12.5 million in 2018 and counts $16.5 million against the cap. If the Cowboys were to release Bryant, who is the franchise's all-time leader in touchdown catches, they could save up to $12.5 million against the cap depending on the designation. If he is designated a post-June 1 cut, then the Cowboys would save $12.5 million against the cap, but he would be on the books in 2019 for $4 million. Without the designation, they would save $8 million and they would be free from a salary-cap perspective in 2019. Executive vice president Stephen Jones has said the Cowboys will have to look at Bryant's contract. It is likely they will meet with Bryant's agent, Kim Miale, next week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Despite lack of contract talks, Dez Bryant says playing elsewhere 'wouldn't be right'
ESPN | Feb 25