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Dez Bryant set up for big payday

Cowboys receiver on the path to becoming superstar -- and being paid like one

Updated: August 23, 2013, 1:44 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It was a preseason game, the third of five glorified scrimmages before the Dallas Cowboys open the season against the New York Giants. But the first-quarter pass Tony Romo threw against the Arizona Cardinals last week should've told you everything about why Dez Bryant will soon be one of the NFL's highest-paid players.

On first down from the Dallas 7, Romo threw a back-shoulder fade to Bryant, who was covered as well as a receiver can be covered by ...

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