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Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys make progress on deal

Dez Bryant is tired of talking about his potential new contract. It might not be a topic for that much longer.

The Dallas Cowboys receiver said Monday there is a "big chance" that he could get a new contract, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Bryant and the Cowboys have made some progress on a new deal, according to two sources involved in the situation. No deal is imminent, but there is motivation to get a contract settled before the season.

"I don't want to talk about it anymore," Bryant said Monday evening via ESPNDallas.com. "Put it behind me. I love this game. Either way, I feel like I can't be distracted once I'm on the football field."

Bryant sees himself as a top-five NFL receiver. It's taken slow progress to get to that point, but we have to agree with his assessment. Barring an injury, his price tag will seemingly only go up this season. Bryant could lead the league in receiving because the Cowboys are going to throw the ball so much to keep up with their lousy defense.

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