Originally Posted by LiCeNseD To BaLL
I agree for the most part.
It's smart business.
But sometimes loyalty > business.
If the difference between making your super star happy is the difference between 95 and 100 then I say do it.
It's going to be a lot either way, but at least Dez is durable unlike other WR's who break the bank.
Unfortunately it doesn't have much to do with the 95 and 100 million as that part of the contract will be backloaded to where he doesn't see any of it.
It's the guaranteed funds that are holding this up. Dez was originally offered 100 mill with 20 guarantees. He scoffed at this (can't say I blame him). Cowboys upped it to 30 ish allegedly and now the reports indicate he wants "more than Calvin" money which would be 50 million at least in guarantees which is remarkably higher than 30. Apparently the 'years per' aren't even an issue with Dez; it's that security again.
Another problem [on the Cowboys end] is that they don't want to be the first to set the market; a market in which no one seems to know where it's really at. I'm hoping the Broncos bite first but Demaryius, just like Dez, is asking for 'more than Calvin' money and I just don't see Elway being that stupid. They already offered him upwards of 14 mill a year and he wants over 16.
It really is unfortunate that the Cowboys smartened up at a time in which Dez was on the roster because as some of you alluded to, he witnessed all these scrubs get ridiculous deals.
Personally, I also think this is an ego thing with Dez. He's a team player no doubt. But he really believes he's the best. The moment NFL network put him as the 15th best player, he went to twitter and tweeted "lol @nflnetwork." By Dez getting more than Calvin in his contract, it justifies his belief that he's the best.
Nonetheless, this is ALL very interesting and these next 14 hours are so will be fun. I kinda wanna see the drama that may ensue if a deal doesn't get done