Prescott laments Bryant’s release: ‘Tough to see him go’

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has exchanged text messages with Dez Bryant since the wide receiver’s release from the franchise on Friday.

“It’s sad news. That’s a brother to me,” Prescott said from a women’s clinic he was hosting at Episcopal Parish School in Dallas. “Put the football stuff behind you, and what he meant to me as a person, what he meant to me as a brother, it’s tough to see him go. It shows you it’s a business. All it does is motivate me and puts all this in perspective. Just got to go to work.”

The Cardinals are a team to watch to make a move for a QB in the top five, but with the way things have shaken out in this mock, we still can attach them to Allen at No. 15. Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon were signed in free agency, but neither can be trusted as a solution beyond 2018. Allen needs a little time to hone his accuracy and mechanics to match his arm and athleticism. Arizona’s situation allows for that.

There’s no telling which statement will stick: the one where he said he’s retiring due to stress, one other saying “made ya look,” and the latest asking for a release from the team.

For now we’ll assume Incognito just did what he always does. He is messing with everyone’s collective heads.

By completing his third NFL season, Gurley is now eligible for a new contract under the league’s labor rules. The same goes for recently acquired cornerback Marcus Peters. Quarterback Jared Goff will be there during the 2019 offseason. And there’s safety Lamarcus Joyner, who signed his one-year, $11.3 million franchise tag Monday. The Rams now have until July 15 to reach agreement on a multiyear extension or are unable to negotiate with Joyner until the 2019 offseason.

It’s unknown whether the Rams ultimately will be willing or crafty enough under the salary cap to retain all of those players. But Gurley believes concentrating on team goals rather than individual paydays is the best approach for all Rams players to cash-in as the club tries to build upon last season’s first-round playoff appearance.

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