With just under an hour left before the signing deadline, the Cowboys reached a contract agreement with Dez Bryant for $70 million over five years. Just a short time after, the Broncos inked Demaryius Thomas to the same deal. The signing quells any possibility that Bryant would follow through with his guarantee of sitting out regular season games.
The deals are the second highest in value and money per year among wide receivers, ranking just behind Calvin Johnson. Bryant has certainly earned his money, after leading the NFL with 56 touchdowns over the past four seasons. Meanwhile, Thomas has been Peyton Manning's top target, receiving over 1,600 yards last season. Each team greatly needed their star receiver, and now they will have them long-term.
This sums up how Bryant and Thomas must be feeling right now: