Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is 29 years old, and may already be past his prime.
That’s the word from Albert Breer of SI.com, who reports that the Cowboys’ coaches began to see Bryant slip physically in 2015 and now think he just isn’t the same player he was when the Cowboys signed him to a five-year, $70 million contract. That physical decline is measurable, as Bryant has lost inches on his vertical jump.
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Harper could end up garnering a long-term deal worth over $400M when he hits the market, blowing away Stanton’s record deal of $325M.
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