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Dez Bryant says he deserves to be among highest-paid WRs Published: May 28, 2014

Former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant believes he has earned the right to rank among the NFL's highest-paid wide receivers and hopes to sign a long-term contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys before the season begins.

"Yeah, I deserve it," Bryant told "I deserve it. I feel like I do. I put the work in. But I let that kind of stuff take care of itself. It is what it is. I let my agent talk about it and give me some feedback."

Bryant is set to make $1.78 million in salary and a $250,000 workout bonus this year, the final year of his rookie contract.

Bryant was among the league's best receivers in 2013, ranking in the top 10 in targets (160), receiving touchdowns (13) and receptions (93). Since the start of the 2012 season, Bryant is tied for the NFL lead in touchdown catches with 25.

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