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Giants morning report: Will Dez Bryant miss the season opener?

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Good morning New York Giants fans!  Here are some headlines for Tuesday.

'I will not be there if no deal'

The contract situation in Dallas does not appear to be showing any progress for Dez Bryant as he took to twitter to voice his concerns.  This isn't anything new, however, as Bryant had threatened to miss training camp and regular season games exactly a month ago.  However, the original reports state that Bryant himself had told Stephen Jones of his threats to miss out on team activities.

The wide receiver personally informed Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones that he will not attend training camp and will sit out regular-season games unless they reach agreement on a long-term deal before Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, the sources said.

ESPN Dallas reporter, Ed Werner, received a text stating that Stephen Jones denies any report that Dez had threatened to miss out on training camp or any regular season games.  Looks like we'll find out who's being truthful in these negotiations once Wednesday's deadline hits.

Is JPP under Giants insurance?

Playing for an NFL team is bound to bring you some great benefits and it seems as JPP is still eligible to receive them, according to Nick Powell.

Despite the fact that Pierre-Paul suffered a non-football injury while technically not under contract, his health insurance is guaranteed, according to the NFL Players Association.

Because Pierre-Paul was active for at least one regular season game in 2014 (he played all 16), he is covered by the union's insurance plan through August 31, the day before the new plan year begins.

The New York Daily News speculates about the possible outcomes of JPP's and the Giants future.

For all other health related updates on the JPP situation here are is a list of things to know from a former NFL physician.

Around the league

ESPN is letting the fans vote for what the best play of the year was and of course Odell Beckham's catch is the favorite.  But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed to win it so make sure you vote here.

The Cowboys seem to be unafraid of the league investigating possible collusion with the Denver Broncos. The league suspects that the two teams are working together to help lower the contract hits of both Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas.

Asked by the Star-Telegram about the NFLPA’s belief that the Cowboys and Broncos have colluded to avoid overpaying for Bryant and Broncos franchise receiver Demaryius Thomas, a Cowboys source said there is "nothing to it."

Sean Payton visited the annual Manning Passing Academy and gave a Ring of Honor to former Saints' QB Archie Manning.

According to Manning Passing Academy photographer Parker Waters, Payton surprised Manning during a Sunday morning meeting with a ring from the Saints to commemorate his induction into the Saints Ring of Honor in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.