Dez Bryant

In this April 22, 2010, file photo, Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant watches the start of the NFL Draft with friends and family in DeSoto, Texas. Bryant has agreed on terms of a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, making the receiver the first of this year's NFL first-round picks with a deal. The Cowboys announced the deal in a news release Thursday, July 22, 2010, a day before they report to training camp in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tom Pennington,File) (Tom Pennington, AP / April 22, 2010)
IRVING, Texas (AP) - With all the stories about Dez Bryant being a character risk, and then with him picking the same agent his buddy and fellow receiver Michael Crabtree had during a holdout that lasted nearly until Halloween last season, plus there being all sorts of labor uncertainty complicating the signing of all draft picks, some Dallas Cowboys fans worried whether he'd ever show up.
Well, guess what: Bryant signed Thursday, becoming the first first-round pick in the entire NFL to strike a deal. The contract is for $11.8 million over five years, with at least $8.3 million guaranteed.
The key is that the deal is done in time for Bryant to be in San Antonio for the start of training camp Friday and, of course, the first practice Saturday. By the end of training camp, he might even be pushing Roy Williams for the starting job opposite Miles Austin.
"This was very important to me to be able to get this done in time for the first practice," Bryant said in a statement released by the team. "I want to help this team. I want to compete. I can't wait to start playing football again."
Bryant played only three games for Oklahoma State last season, then was dogged by all sorts of questions about his integrity, starting with an NCAA suspension for lying to investigators about a meeting with former Cowboys star Deion Sanders.

The only thing that is really important is, can "Dez" make us forget that other guy who is now stiring up another team's roster? What was his name anyway? W.C.

PS: My prediction for this year is yes he will and he and Tony will take us to the promise land. You can take it to the bank!