Dez Bryant has always been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL. As of right now, he isn't on a team but he has certainly been working hard to get himself in playing shape. When it comes to issues of race and discrimination, Bryant always speaks from the heart, and recently, that's exactly what he did.
There are numerous protests going on throughout the country and Bryant seems to believe Cowboys owners Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones, as well as tight end Jason Witten, could learn a thing or two about them. In the tweets below, Bryant says these three men should be brought to the protests as they would learn a lot about what real unity is.
Perhaps these comments were inspired by the fact that the Cowboys recently released a statement about police brutality and how they want to bring people together. It's important to note that Witten actually saw Bryant's tweet and tried to call him. Witten even advocated for peace and said that it's time white people listen and learn about what's going on in the world. This is a sentiment Bryant ultimately agreed with as he hit Witten with the prayer emoji.
We are facing unprecedented times in America right now and unity will certainly go a long way right now. Hopefully, the sports world is able to enact some serious change moving forward.
Dak Prescott Pledges Massive Amount To Reduce Police Brutality
Dak Prescott is looking to make a big difference in his communities.
Dak Prescott is the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and when you're the face of one of the biggest franchises in professional sports, there is a big spotlight that comes with that. So far, Prescott has adjusted nicely to this spotlight and he has proven to be a role model in the community. In light of all of the political unrest in the country following the death of George Floyd, Prescott is speaking out and looking to make a huge difference through education and training.
According to the NFL, Prescott is committing $1 million to police training and systemic racism education. Prescott wants to bring people together and in his estimation, this is the best way to do so.
Prescott's donation will go a long way especially with everything that is happening. Money can help provide resources for good causes and we're sure Prescott's contribution will lead to a much better place to live. Not to mention, Prescott isn't the only athlete making such contributions which means there are plenty of resources being created.
As for his career with the Cowboys, Prescott is awaiting a contract to his liking. He is still negotiating with the Cowboys and it remains to be seen when an actual deal will get done.
Dallas Cowboys Issue Powerful Statement On Social Injustice
The Dallas Cowboys are looking to have difficult conversations about race relations.
Ever since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, the entire country has been trying to have productive conversations about race relations in the United States. Systemic racism is still extremely prevalent and police brutality is a perfect example of how that continues to manifest. Athletes around the country have been uniting to talk about these hard subjects and now, the Dallas Cowboys are speaking out in a powerful new video.
The 2-minute clip below showcases various members of the Cowboys, including Dak Prescott, speaking on the racism they have faced over the years and how they hope to educate those around them. During this video, you even see members of the Dallas police force taking to people of color and engaging in a productive dialog about how to better patrol their communities. Clearly, the team is trying to bring all sides together for the greater good.
The Cowboys have been known to engage in these issues in the past although sometimes they receive criticism. For instance, owner Jerry Jones was very much against kneeling for the National Anthem although he eventually partook in such a protest while locking arms with his players.
Hopefully, the dialog created by teams like the Cowboys goes a long way.
Dak Prescott Turns Down $175 Million Deal With Cowboys
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys seem to be very far apart on contract talks right now.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been engaged in a very public contract dispute and it doesn't seem like things are going to get better anytime soon. Prescott wants to be paid as if he is the best quarterback in the entire NFL. While he is certainly good, he isn't as great as some of the league's best QBs. In fact, he isn't even in the top 5 and he barely cracks the top 10. Regardless, the Cowboys have been ready to throw substantial money at him but Prescott just won't budge, no matter how hard the Cowboys try.
According to NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, Prescott recently turned down a five-year, $175 million deal with the Cowboys and has some pretty hefty demands. Of course, this deal is worth $35 million per year, but Prescott is hoping to make upwards of $45 million in his final season with the team.
It would be interesting to hear Prescott's perspective on all of this considering he is asking for way more than what the market would dictate. As it stands, Russell Wilson is the highest-paid QB in the sport, but Prescott would end up surpassing him. Wilson has a Super Bowl title while Prescott has never made it out of the Divisional Round in the playoffs.
As the summer goes on, the Cowboys and Prescott could find themselves in a peculiar spot.
LeBron James Details Nearly Joining NFL During NBA 2011 Lockout
LeBron James nearly got into football with Doc Rivers even saying that he’d be one hell of a player.
LeBron James is easily one of the greatest athletes of our generation and that apparently extends past the NBA. In a recent interview on the Uninterrupted podcast, Bron detailed the concerns surrounding the 2011 NBA lockout that nearly resulted in his foray into the NFL. The Lakers star, who was with the Miami Heat at that point, revealed that he began to train in anticipation that he might go into the NFL. “I had no idea how long the lockout was going to be,” he said. “We really started to actually train to be a football player when it came to October or November,” he said.
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He revealed that his entire workout routine shifted towards going into the NFL such as adding more weights when bench pressing and sled pushing. Maverick Carter chimed in and said that the shift in work outs wasn’t for nothing either since the Dallas Cowboys had reached out with an offer.
Ultimately, the NBA resumed and Lebron was back on the court but he admits that he’s continued to have dreams about joining the NFL.
“It’s crazy because I actually never run on the field in my dreams,” James said. “It always gets to the point where I’m either in the locker room or getting dressed or talking about or seeing the fans and as soon as I’m about to run on the field, something else happens in my dream. It’s like something that it always happens like that.”
Dak Prescott & Cowboys Contract Negotiations Hit A Wall
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have a lot to discuss at this point.
Dak Prescott has proven himself to be a formidable quarterback over the last couple of years and Dallas Cowboys fans are awaiting his anticipated new contract with the team. Both sides have been negotiating for what seems like an eternity now and nothing is getting done. There has been a lot of speculation as to why that is although fans are starting to get worried that both sides could draw this out into training camp.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Cowboys want to lockdown Prescott for five to seven years. However, the QB feels like that is too long of a term and would much rather take four years. This has led to a complete stall in negotiations as both sides clearly can’t come to a decision.
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“There’s been a bit a lull in negotiations with the Cowboys, so both sides continue to talk this up,” Fowler said. “But I’m told they should be ready for anything, including the possibility of pressing up against that July 15 deadline for the franchise tag. There’s a few obstacles in play, including number of years. The Cowboys like to go longer term—five, six, seven years on their deals. Prescott wants more flexibility on that, and so it’s been steady, but it’s been very slow on that front.”
Stay tuned for updates on this situation as it will surely become one of the biggest stories in the NFL.
Cowboys Reveal Why Dak Prescott Hasn’t Been Signed Yet
Dak Prescott is still looking to get his money from the Dallas Cowboys.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of some pretty hectic contract negotiations and it doesn't seem like anything is going to be resolved anytime soon. Prescott doesn't seem to want to accept what the Cowboys are offering him, while the team is staying firm on the number and term that they have provided him with. Needless to say, it's been a rough month for Cowboys fans who just want to see their franchise QB get his money.
In a recent interview with ProFootballTalk, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones spoke about Dak's contract issues and made an interesting revelation about why a deal hasn't been put in place. Essentially, they don't want Prescott to take up too much cap space as it could lead to having a weaker team due to a lack of monetary resources.
“There’s all sorts of analytics out there that show if your quarterback takes up too big a percentage of your salary cap, that it decreases your chances to win," Jones said.
This is obviously an interesting admission for many reasons. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the richest teams in football and some believe they are being too stingy with Dak. Clearly, they want to make sure they have the best team moving forward and are simply looking out for their best interests.
Stephen A. Smith Blasts Cowboys For Andy Dalton Signing
Stephen A. Smith is always harsh when it comes to the Cowboys.
There is truly no NFL team that Stephen A. Smith hates more than the Dallas Cowboys and when they make a decision he disagrees with, he makes sure to let the franchise know. Recently, the Cowboys shocked the football world as they signed Andy Dalton to a one-year deal where he will presumably be the backup to none other than Dak Prescott. This signing would seem pretty innocent if it weren't for the fact that Prescott in the midst of some pretty contentious contract negotiations with Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.
Today, Smith weighed in on the decision on First Take and he completely ripped into the Cowboys, as expected. Smith believes the Cowboys are sending the wrong message to Prescott and that if they're not careful, the QB's relationship with the team could be damaged moving forward.
Smith also noted that Prescott has done a lot for the Cowboys and even supported Jones in regards to the Colin Kaepernick anthem situation. In fact, Smith insinuated that race could be a factor as he believes the Cowboys would have given Prescott a blank check if he were someone like Tony Romo.
The Cowboys and Prescott still have a lot of ground to make up here and if negotiations last well into training camp, we could see Dalton become the Cowboys starter on a temporary basis.
Dez Bryant Rips Into Cowboys For Andy Dalton Signing
Dez Bryant is weighing in on the Cowboys decision to sign Andy Dalton.
Last night was a pretty surprising one for Dallas Cowboys fans as their team decided to sign the likes of Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. Dalton was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals and many thought he would want to be a starter somewhere. By going to Dallas, he has basically guaranteed that he will be a backup to Dak Prescott next season.
However, Prescott is currently in contract negotiations with the Cowboys and both sides seem to be at odds. Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been watching this situation closely and last night, he sounded off on the Dalton signing. As he explains, the Cowboys need to stop disrespecting their star QB.
"Nothing against Andy dalton because I think he’s a great player..but the cowboys are extremely out of line... Pay Dak... I watched the cowboys pay Tony Twice once without a winning rec... I guess the cowboys viewing the QB position a plug in piece because of the dominant offense," Bryant wrote.
Bryant knows what it's like to go through these contract talks so his insight is fairly interesting. Not to mention, he has played for the Cowboys and knows just how much money they bring in every single year.
Over the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see how Prescott's negotiations will play out, especially with the addition of Dalton on the roster.
Andy Dalton Signed With The Cowboys And Twitter Had Jokes
Andy Dalton just made the Dak Prescott contract negotiations a lot more interesting.
Andy Dalton has been eliciting a ton of interest from NFL teams ever since being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. It was believed that Dalton would want to be a starting QB and that the New England Patriots could be his best bet. Instead, he decided to shock football fans on Saturday night as it was reported that he would be signing with none other than the Dallas Cowboys.
As it stands, the starter for the Cowboys is Dak Prescott which means Dalton will be taking a backseat and is going to be the backup. However, Prescott is currently in contract negotiations and they don't appear to be going well. With this in mind, some believe Dalton could become the Cowboys go-to guy if Prescott ends up holding out into the start of the season.
Prescott and the Cowboys have been a hot topic amongst NFL fans over the last little while so it isn't surprising that people immediately started to make jokes on Twitter, in regards to the signing. Many believe Prescott's days in Dallas are numbered although believing that wouldn't be very smart. Dalton is simply a fallback option if things go horribly wrong with Dak.
Either way, check out some of the best reactions, below.