Through the first couple of months of the offseason, there has been remained much uncertainty surrounding star wide receiver Dez Bryant’s future with the Dallas Cowboys. Much of that hinged on his current contract situation regarding a potential pay cut over the remainder of his deal.

Even with that pending discussion looming over the franchise, there is no clarity in terms of when that decision from the Cowboys will be made on Bryant. According to Josina Anderson, this choice will come down to owner Jerry Jones making the final call on the 29-year-old.

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The Cowboys have remained firm on wanting to retain Bryant at least through the 2018 season, but all that will hinge on his willingness to take a pay cut from the $33 million left on the final two years left on his five-year, $70 million deal. There is no certainty at this point that this conversation will go the way it is hoped given that it will likely require him to take a significant drop down from what he’s currently slated to make.

The fact of the matter is that Bryant hasn’t produced up to the expectations of the salary he is making at the moment. He has failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. Ultimately, all of this should sort itself out once the two sides met to discuss the contract situation. There aren’t any issues with his behavior either on or off the field, but it may solely be based on his lack of elite production.

There has been some chatter that the Cowboys could part ways with Bryant after the 2018 NFL Draft later this month. It is clearly a fluid situation that could quickly change depending on how smoothly the contract restructuring talks go when they occur at some point this offseason. This is a situation to watch over the next several weeks leading up to the start of training camp.