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Dez Bryant becomes first 1st-rounder to sign

Posted on: July 22, 2010 8:04 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2010 8:12 pm
When agent Eugene Parker said publicly that he wanted to get a deal done before his client, first-round pick WR Dez Bryant, had to report to Cowboys camp, many of us nodded and smiled.

Parker’s first-round clients, after all, aren’t exactly known for their refusal to hold out. Take Michael Crabtree with the 49ers last year as an example.

But Parker was correct in this instance.

This evening, the Cowboys, who open training camp this weekend, said they have come to terms with Bryant – the first of this year’s first-rounders to sign a contract – and according to , he’ll receive a five-year deal worth $11.8 million with $8.5 million guaranteed.

Now, we let the first-round signings circus begin.

Meanwhile, Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area makes a wonderful Tweet. Wrote Maiocco: “Looks as if Dez Bryant will get 71 days more of preparation for his first regular-season game than what Michael Crabtree got a year ago.”

UPDATE (8:10 PM ET):
This Bryant quote, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News : "This was very important to me to be able to get this done in time for the first practice," Bryant said "I want to help this team. I want to compete. I can't wait to start playing football again."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 10:42 am

Dez Bryant becomes first 1st-rounder to sign

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 4:16 pm

Dez Bryant becomes first 1st-rounder to sign

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2010 9:16 pm

Dez Bryant becomes first 1st-rounder to sign

Saying all the right things and doing all the right things, and this guy was supposed to be a head case and character issue before the draft? Looks like he may have figured it out before the others that he better get his arse in camp or all the money in the world isn't going to guarantee ya a starting job or browny points with the rest of the team.

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