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|INDIANAPOLIS -- As people ponder the future of Dez Bryant with the Dallas Cowboys, what is not being said about it is almost as interesting as what is being said. On Tuesday, executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team does not have any meetings scheduled with Bryantâs agent to talk about reworking his contract. Asked Wednesday if he wanted Bryant to return to the Cowboys in 2018, head coach Jason Garrett said the team has not had specific personnel meetings about any players yet.
âWe had a wrap-up meeting at the end of the season, almost reviewing what happened last year,â Garrett said from the NFL scouting combine, âand weâll have some more meetings starting this week, and then once we get back to Dallas about the specific roles for each of our players going forward.â
If Bryantâs future with the team was secure, there would be no need to entertain the possibilities of releasing him or asking him to take a pay cut, and the front office and coach would say so. The Cowboysâ decisions are these: Pay him $12.5 million and have him count $16.5 million against the cap, ask him to take a pay cut or release him. There is no pressing need to make a move almost two weeks before free agency begins, since the Cowboys do not need the extra cap room.
âObviously, a [decision] is going to happen sooner than later,â Jones said. âWe've got the new year coming up. We have a lot of moving parts. We have been getting our staff together. Once we got our staff together, we have had some meetings. Then, of course, Jason [Garrett], his father passed, which was very unfortunate. We will spend a lot of time Authentic Matt Benning Jersey together this week. I'm sure we will start to make some pretty good headway.â
Like Jones, Garrett praised Bryantâs time with the Cowboys. Bryant is the franchise leader in touchdown catches. He put up three straight seasons with at least 1,200 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. âWe have a tremendous amount of love for Dez Bryant as an organization,â Garrett said. âHeâs made so many contributions to our team. I personally have a lot of love for him as a player and more so as a person. The growth and development that heâs made over the course of his career with us has been exponential and has made a huge impact on our team.â
But business intersects with production. Bryantâs production has fallen in the past three years, and not solely because of his play. He had foot and knee injuries in 2015 and â16. The Cowboys had poor quarterback play in 2015, with Tony Romo playing just four games because of a twice-broken collarbone. In 2016, the Cowboys were a run-first offense led by Ezekiel Elliott. In 2017, the offense stagnated in the second half of the season in part of because of Elliottâs suspension.
The topic of a potential Nick Foles trade was front and center as Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson addressed the media Wednesday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The duo managed to convey the importance of Foles to their team without shutting down the possibility of dealing the quarterback this offseason.
"We're trying to keep as many good players as possible, and you're talking about a Super Bowl MVP," Roseman said. "He's been unbelievably successful for us, he's got great character, great leadership. That room is exactly what we're looking for. Enos Slaughter Authentic Jersey We have a franchise quarterback [in Carson Wentz], we have a Super Bowl MVP, and we have a young quarterback [in Nate Sudfeld] that we're excited about as well, so that's kind of how we're looking at it as we get started in the offseason."
Pederson, though, indicated it's possible that Foles gets moved. "I'm a big believer, you don't just blindside a player like that if that happens," said Pederson, asked if Foles will have a say in his fate if a potential trade comes up. "I think you've got to have that open communication http://www.seahawksfootballauthentic.com/MICHAEL-BENNETT-JERSEY-CHEAP.html with him. And we'll see, we'll see where it goes. Howie just mentioned, we'd love to have everybody back, but we know the nature of the business. We'll talk about it before, if and when the time comes."
Foles stepped into the starter's role when Wentz tore http://www.authenticcapitalstore.com/-74-john-carlson-jersey_c-483.html his ACL in December and helped guide the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title. He threw six touchdowns to just one interception in the playoffs and went blow-for-blow with Tom Brady in the championship game, throwing for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. In the final year of a two-year contract, Foles comes with a 2018 cap hit of $7.6 million. He is a pricey No. 2, but he more than showed his value this past season. With Wentz still rehabbing from a torn ACL and LCL, it's important that the Eagles have a good insurance policy heading into the season.
Roseman noted that he thinks Sudfeld, the 24-year-old out of Indiana whom they picked up in September after the Washington Redskins released him, has the tools to potentially develop into a starter. Depending how ready they feel Sudfeld is, there is logic in dealing Foles while he's at his peak value, especially considering the Eagles don't have a second- or third-round pick in the upcoming draft.
The Eagles are in a position of strength when it comes to Foles. They'd be in great shape with Authentic Erik Johnson Jersey the Super Bowl MVP in the fold for another season but can deal him if an offer comes around that's simply too good to refuse. By the sounds of it, they're leaving their options open. cheap jerseys cheap jerseys free shipping wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys