Bryant participated in every drill and the afternoon practice, even though the team suggested he might be limited at the start of camp after signing his $70 million deal so late in the offseason.
"That deal don't make me," Bryant said. "It don't make me. I play this game because I love this game. I don't give a damn about none of that. It's not going to change the way I play. It's not going to change the way I act."
Fresh off signing a new deal,
Bryant has not participated in any offseason workouts, so Jones noted it might not be for the best to give the receiver full reps right away.
"We have to get our hands around Dez, he hasn't been in a competitive training offseason and you want to make sure you don't throw him to the wolves," Jones said. "He works hard but there's nothing like working with your teammates in a competitive environment. It's an art to get through the preseason without significant injuries."
The two sides were able to come to terms before the 4 p.m. ET deadline Wednesday for players under the franchise tag to agree to a long-term deal this year. Bryant had reportedly been threatening to sit out the season opener, if he did not strike a long-term deal before Wednesday's deadline. He was due to make $13 million under the franchise tag in 2015.
The 26-year-old Bryant is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons. He was also first-team All-Pro in 2014 after leading the NFL with 16 receiving touchdowns.
Bryant has totaled at least 1,000 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns in three straight seasons. The 2010 first-round pick has totaled 381 catches for 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns in his first five seasons.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant personally upped the ante in his contract stalemate with the team, reportedly calling Dallas vice president Stephen Jones to tell him he will not attend training camp or play in regular season games if he doesn't receive a new, long-term contract, per ESPN reporter Ed Werder.
Bryant and the team must agree to a new deal by 3 p.m. Wednesday or Bryant will play under the franchise tag, per the Dallas Morning-News. Since Bryant hasn't signed the franchise deal, he would not be fined for missing training camp. However, if he skipped games, that would cost him around $750,000 per week.
That tag, which Bryant has said will make him "highly disappointed," is scheduled to be around $13 million. Reports have suggested that since the Broncos have also not signed their elite receiver, Demaryius Thomas, no market price has been set.
"I don't think anyone quite knows what that market is and that makes it difficult," Jones said.
With a week to go before the deadline for a multi-year contract expires, the
"There's literally nothing going on," a source told NBCSports.com.
The two sides recently met to discuss a contract extension for Bryant, but no deal was reached. The Cowboys franchised Bryant, but he has declined to sign the $13 million tender.
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