Cowboys’ Dez Bryant says New $70 Million Contract Won’t Change the Way he Plays or How he Lives Off the Field

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Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant says that despite receiving a big contract, it won’t change the way he plays or how he conducts himself off the field. 

Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension, with $45 million guaranteed just hours before the July 15 deadline for teams to sign players who were given the franchise tag.

“It’s no pressure, man,” Bryant said during a nearly 30 minutes session with the media.. “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.”

Bryant had threatened to miss the team’s training camp and sit out regular season games if he did not get the deal he wanted. He would have forfeited more than $750,000 for each regular-season game he missed.

“I stood by that,” he said. “It would have killed me but I stood by that. I had to.”

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

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