The Dallas Cowboys will become the first NFL team to kick off the 2010 training camp season and that has forced them to take a new stand when it comes to signing their first-round pick.
“We won’t have as much to go on,” said Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones. “We usually have a lot more contracts to go off of. That will make it more challenging.”
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have decided to not take their usual wait and see approach but they will instead open up contract talks with wide receiver Dez Bryant. Dallas traded up for Bryant in the first-round last April. No first-round picks have been signed to this point, which would make Bryant the first.
Bryant and his agent Eugene Parker will likely target a contract in the range of five-years, $12.05 million, like Percy Harvin — the Vikings first-round selection in 2009.