Dallas Cowboy and Lufkin native Dez Bryant said that he wants to be a Dallas Cowboy for life. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he's doing what he can to make that happen.
Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is due for 1.78 million this final season.
The Cowboys have just thrown big money towards offensive tackle Tyron Smith when he signed for an 8-year extension that will pay him $109.7 million for the next 10 seasons.
In Bryant's 5 years with the Cowboys, he's been one of the most consistent players in the league, recording 93 passes for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdowns last season alone.
Neither party has commented on the negotiations with the Pro Bowler, but the Cowboys consider it a matter of when they will lock down Bryant as a life long Cowboy.