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Dez Bryant willing to talk deal after changing agents

The Cowboys and Bryant couldn't come to an agreement this offseason before the receiver's self-imposed season deadline. Then Bryant fired his agent before signing with Roc Nation.

The wideout said Sunday he'd be open discussing a contract extension during the season "if it's right," per ESPN Dallas. The reversal from his earlier stance opens a tiny crack in the window of possibility that a deal gets done sooner rather than later.

If nothing comes of the talks, the Cowboys hold the ability to franchise Bryant the next two seasons -- a thought the receiver doesn't much like.

"I'm going to tell you the God's honest truth: I'd be highly disappointed," Bryant said of the possibility of the Cowboys using the franchise tag on him. "I'd be highly disappointed."

While Bryant, who is having another Pro Bowl-caliber season, is open to discussing a contract in-season, it remains more likely that if a multi-year deal is to get done it will happen in the offseason -- or Bryant will be sorely unhappy when he gets tagged.

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