If the Dallas Cowboys were hoping wide receiver Dez Bryant would take a play cut in 2018, the star receiver made it clear that he wouldn’t.

“I haven’t heard no talks about that, but if it comes — well, I don’t know,” Bryant said of a potential pay cut proposition.

Bryant then said “Probably not. Hell, no, man. I believe in me.”

Bryant is clearly paid like a #1 receiver but it is clear that he is far from that, saying he was “frustrated” with the offensive scheme and telling the Dallas Morning News that “certain situations I couldn’t control.”

Bryant says “I’m a hell of a football player. I know that. I believe that” but the numbers don’t suggest he is an elite receiver who warrants elite receiver pay.

Dallas would be wise to bring in a #1 receiver either in free agency or via the draft because relying on Bryant to fill that role has not paid off.

“I felt like a lot of times I looked damn good,” Bryant said, per the team’s official website. “Then, I’d get to thinking about certain things and — you know, it bothers me. That’s all I can say.”

“Probably at the time I should have focused on what I could control” Bryant said.

“I let a lot of things get in the way. I wish I didn’t. I feel like that affected, I know for a fact, some of my play.”

Bryant is lined up for $13 million next season, a number that the Cowboys may feel is too rich for the mediocre production they have seen on the field.

Bryant has gone 22 straight regular-season games without posting 100-yards receiving, the longest drought of his career.

Bryant has posted 66 receptions, 814 yards and 6 touchdowns so far this season.

Would you pay $13 million for that next season?