Cowboys placing franchise tag on Dez Bryant

The Dallas Cowboys are going to make wide receiver Dez Bryant their franchise player. The Cowboys will place the tag on Bryant before Monday's deadline, the team told Bryant's agent, according to ESPN. It will cost roughly $13 million. Any NFL team who signs Bryant would have to give the Cowboys two first-round picks if the Cowboys didn't match an offer sheet. The Cowboys still hope to sign Bryant to a long-term deal. Bryant is represented by Tom Condon of CAA and Kim Miale of Roc Nation. He was previously represented by Eugene Parker, who was close to a long-term deal with the Cowboys before the agent switch. Bryant has 381 receptions for 5,424 yards and 56 touchdowns in five NFL seasons. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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