WR Dez Bryant drew rave reviews for his first NFL practice; “He’s a natural,” owner Jerry Jones said.
Receivers coach Ray Sherman took it a big step farther, telling ESPN’s Ed Werder that “this kid is in a class of his own, different than any of the other guys I’ve ever coached.” (High praise, given that Sherman — as Werder points out — has coached Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, and Cris Carter.)
Second-round pick Sean Lee is the only linebacker at the 35-man rookie camp.
Lee grew up a Steelers fan, but he apparently has changed his allegiances; “It’s a dream come true to have the star on my helmet,” Lee said. “I sat there and looked at the star for a while in my
locker. This is one of the greatest franchises in the world. When you
think football, you think of the Cowboys. That’s why I’m so excited to
TE Scott Sicko, who a week ago was going to retire from football after going undrafted, also called his arrival as an undrafted free agent “a dream come true.” (Apparently, the rookie minicamp includes a hypnosis session that prompts the subjects to say “dream come true” whenever approached by a member of the media.)
The agent for WR Patrick Crayton insists that the player wants not a trade but a clarification of his role.
The minicamp includes two players participating on a tryout basis: LS Daniel DeVega and QB Pat Grace.
In lieu of signing another tackle, G Montrae Holland may be used as a reserve at the position.