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Dez Bryant hopes to become an “icon” with help of Jay-Z’s firm


On Sunday, word emerged that Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has parted ways with agent Eugene Parker, hiring Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. After Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, Bryant discussed the decision.

I feel like it fits me,” Bryant said, via Tim MacMahon of “It fits what I’m trying to do, what I’m trying to accomplish in life. I want to be the best that I can possibly be. It ain’t about a contract. It’s about me branding myself and being an icon for these kids. I love kids and they look up to me.

“I come from dirt -- point blank, period -- and every day I’m writing my story and it’s getting better. I feel like they were the best choice for me. They can help me get to where I want to be. That’s what it is.”

While Bryant said the change isn’t necessarily about his next contract, he shared his views on the possibility of being on the receiving end of the franchise tag.

“I’m going to tell you the God’s honest truth,” Bryant said. “I’d be highly disappointed. I’d be highly disappointed.”

It sounds like owner Jerry Jones already is disappointed by Dez’s decision. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the change occurred against the wishes of Jones.

Jones will get a chance to address the situation directly on Tuesday, when he appears on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Fort Worth.