Dez Bryant Explains Why He's Not Taking a Pay Cut in 2018

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Despite posting 814 passing yards and scoring six touchdowns in 15 games, Bryant is out of playoff contention with Dallas owning an 8-7 record.

With an average salary of $14 million, Bryant is tied for the fifth highest wide receiver salary in the National Football League, according to Spotrac.

"That's frustration", he said during a 16-minute session with the media Wednesday. I'm going to get my body checked out.

"One thing I hate hearing is when I hear people say that I can't run routes".

Bryant put to rest the idea that his pedestrian 2017 season is a result of poor chemistry with Prescott. "That's far from the issue". "That's on my sweet daddy". Other than that, I believe who I am.

Dez Bryant has been held under 100 yards receiving for 21 consecutive regular season games and it became quite apparent he really has a hard time holding onto the ball when it comes his way. It's probably dumb. But hey, that's just who I am. "I'm not going to sit here and act like nothing has been wrong because it has", Bryant said. Just me thinking about this long-ass offseason is frustrating, and I just got to see what it is. I wish I didn't. "I feel like that affected, I know for a fact, some of my play".

Bryant, who has never been shy when it comes to expressing himself, is set to earn almost $13 million next season.

According to the Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill, Bryant responded "probably not" and then "hell no" when asked Wednesday if he'd consider taking a pay cut ahead of the 2018 season.

"Hell naw", he said. I speak high on Dak and I believe in him. Before signing his $70 million contract, Bryant hit both of those numbers three times in his first five seasons.

Bryant, a "Texas boy" at heart, has no plans on leaving the Cowboys anytime soon.

"I haven't heard no talks of [a pay cut], but if it comes".