BY PETER HAILEY
The Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant are currently locked in very messy contract negotiations.
Bryant believes that he has done enough as a receiver to warrant an expensive long-term contract, but the Cowboys are apparently not offering him enough. Therefore, Bryant let the team's executive vice president Stephen Jones know Monday that he will sit out training camp and regular season games if he doesn't get a contract that he deems is appropriate.
When conflicts like this arise, people come out and make arguments for whatever side they think is worth taking. And on Tuesday night, Bryant got some support from a very unlikely source -- Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall:
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) July 15, 2015
Hall, who has matched up with Bryant many times since the dynamic pass catcher entered the NFL in 2010, not only called for the Cowboys to pay Bryant, but actually tagged the team's official account in his tweet to make sure his opinion was heard.
Seeing a cornerback tell his team's most hated rival to sign a wide receiver who he'd surely have to face -- and has been burned by in the past -- is a pretty strange sight. But in a league where players are subjected to a lot of physical punishment, it could be an example of one guy looking out for the security of another.