By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a five-year deal, reportedly worth $70 million ($45 million guaranteed).

 

The deadline for NFL teams to sign franchised players to long-term contracts is 4:00 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday. If a long-term deal was not reached, Bryant would have been forced to play the 2015 season under the franchise tag, earning $12.8 million.

On Monday, Bryant tweeted: