Dez: Big contract 'not going to change the way I play'


The Dallas Cowboys gave Dez Bryant a five-year, $70 million contract, including $45 million in guarantees. The receiver said the big money won't change the way he plays or acts.

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"It's no pressure, man," Bryant said, via "It's no pressure. That deal don't make me. 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. I'm here. Like, thank you, I can go buy me a home and now I'm able to take care of my family. Yeah, I love that, but as far as me performing on the field, like, I take full pride in that."

There is little doubt about Bryant's love of football or his teammates. It's why no one in Dallas truly believed he'd sit out games.

As for on the field, the two-time Pro Bowl receiver is the only receiver in Cowboys' history with three straight seasons with at least 85 catches, 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns.

If he stays out of trouble off the field, there is little doubt Bryant will produce for the duration of a contract that expires when he's just 31 years old.

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