"We don't ever want to give up on a long-term deal," Jones said, via The Dallas Morning News. "It's something we worked on all of last year and it kind of cooled off once we got into the season.
"Who knows what tomorrow brings? Things have a sudden way of getting kicked in and you start to get some traction on something. You go down that road and get that done. It's dominoes."
The franchise tag for wide receivers is projected to be $12.8 million, per NFL Media's Albert Breer.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team has had talks with Bryant's agent, Tom Condon, but there has been very little progress. Rapoport added that if Bryant gets tagged, do not be surprised when Bryant chooses not to show his face for the rest of spring until he is contractually required to do so.
The same can't be said for Bryant's agent.