"It doesn't concern me one bit," coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, via The Dallas Morning News. "Dez loves football. He has a great passion for the game. He wants to be a great player. He wants our team to be great. He's been working every day to do that and we'll take care of the business as we go."
Asked about the possibility of Bryant missing games in September, executive Vice President Stephen Jones told SiriusXM NFL Radio, "I don't listen to any of that. Right now there's just too big of a divide."
Bryant's agent, Tom Condon, also appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio, confirming his client has "indicated he's willing" to skip the season opener.
Acknowledging that there have been no negotiations of late, Condon expressed the belief that the Cowboys are content to take a "year-by-year" approach with a preference that Bryant simply play under the franchise tag in 2015.
The Cowboys will be without their No. 1 wide receiver in this week's practices. If Bryant and Condon are entrenching, that won't change any time soon.