Dez Bryant leaned over. He took a knee. He put his hands over his head and crossed his legs. He did his best to keep his breakfast -- eggs, biscuit and two sausage patties -- in his stomach. Bryant has not played since a Sept. 19 game against Rice, and it showed Friday on the first day of rookie mini-camp.
Bryant was winded.
"To be honest, I was kind of excited just because I'm back doing what I love to do," Bryant said. "I was already expecting me to bend over a little, get tired. If you seen me, you seen I was smiling, because I haven't been through that in a long time. It was just a great feeling to get through that little hard time."
There is no doubt Bryant, who made a spectacular one-handed catch, was the star of the day. Cameras documented his every move.
Though he did manage to keep his breakfast down, Bryant definitely was not feeling his best.
"Ask Manny Johnson about last year this day," said offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, pointing out he has seen rookies do this many years. "We have high expectations for how they practice."
-- Charean Williams